Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court Friday sentenced to life 21 people, including 13 policemen, for the killing of gangster Ram Narayan Gupta, alias Lakhanbhai, in a staged shootout Nov 11, 2006.
The prime accused in the case, former "encounter specialist" and policeman Pradeep Sharma, was acquitted of all charges and set free by the court July 5 when the verdict was delivered.
Delivering the quantum of punishment for the remaining 21 accused, including high-profile policeman Pradeep Suryawanshi, Sessions Judge V.D. Jadhwar slapped them all with conviction for life.
The court found them guilty of murder and destroying evidence of their acts.