Punjab abduction case: Five sentenced to life in prison for demanding ransom in Bitcoin


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It was the first of its kind case in Punjab when the kidnappers had asked for the payment of ransom in Bitcoins for physical kidnapping. The court also slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on all the accused.

It was further alleged that the complainant could not get any information regarding the whereabouts of the victim. The complainant further alleged that victim Ashu Jain was kidnapped by the two unidentified persons for ransom. (File)

Mohali district court convicted five persons to life imprisonment in connection with a four-year-old kidnapping case of a commission agent from Banur. It was the first of its kind case in Punjab when the kidnappers had asked for the payment of ransom in Bitcoins for physical kidnapping. The court also slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on all the accused.

The court ordered that all the substantive sentences will run concurrently and the period of detention, already undergone by the convicts, during the course of investigation or trial will be set off against the sentence of imprisonment.



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