Locals Revisit 2001 Theft At Gunpoint | Kolkata Information

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KOLKATA: The dual murders and theft that happened in Bhowanipore on Monday night time reminded locals of one other crime that had taken place on this neighbourhood 20 years in the past. On March 23, 2001, an aged couple, who lived barely 200 metres from Monday’s crime scene, had been robbed off jewelry and money at gunpoint.
Although the robbers have been outsiders, an investigation revealed the involvement of their 21-year-old granddaughter Sanjukta Basu Roy. The daughter of a financial institution officer, who aided and abetted the crime to satisfy her way of life wants, was convicted on the testimony of her 82-year-old grandfather Kalyan Ghosh Dastidar with supporting testimony of 25 different witnesses. Sanjukta’s boyfriend Sheikh Mokhtar and three others — Sadakat Hussain, Mohammad Nasim and Niyazuddin Ahmed — have been convicted.
On the day of the crime, Sanjukta was visiting her grandparents at their 67, Harish Mukherjee Street residence. Round 3pm, when she went to reply a doorbell, she was taken captive by Mokhtar, who had a gun pointed to her head. There have been three others together with her. She had been ‘kidnapped’ after the theft however returned two days later, claiming she was taken to Diamond Harbour, from the place she escaped. Throughout questioning, police discovered loopholes in her assertion. She later confessed to the crime and helped police lure Mokhtar.

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