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Court verdict in 40 days! Now that's a record
December 16, 2004 22:20 IST
In what is considered a national record, a fast track court in Chennai delivered its verdict in 44 days.
The court sentenced four persons on Thursday (December 16) for murder in a case that was registered only on November 2.
The judge, K Ashokan, sentenced Gajendran, Yoganandan, Suresh and Selvam to 7 years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 each for the murder of one Balaji in a drunken quarrel.
The case was registered by the police on November 2 and the evidence was recorded between December 13 and 15.
Claiming it to be a national record, public prosecutor Jyothimani told news persons that a few months ago a case in Scotland had been decided in 60 days.
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