Jigisha murder case: Accused held guilty, quantum of punishment to take place on August 20

New Delhi : A Delhi Sessions Court today pronounced three men guilty on charges of murder and abduction in connection with the 2009 murder case of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh

Argument on the quantum of punishment is to take place on August 20.

Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav convicted Amit Shukla, Baljeet Malik and Ravi Kapoor who are also accused in the killing of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan.

Jigisha, 28, who was working with Hewitt Associate Pvt Ltd as operations manager, was abducted and killed on March 18, 2009, after she was dropped near her home in Vasant Vihar area of South Delhi by her official cab around 4 am.

The trial had begun on April 15, 2010 with examination of her father as the first prosecution witness.

The court had framed charges against the accused under IPC and Arms Act, dealing with murder, criminal conspiracy, abduction, robbery, forgery and using firearms.

The recovery of the weapon allegedly used in the murder of the IT executive had led to the cracking of the murder case of Soumya.

According to reports, Police claimed robbery as the motive behind the killing of Jigisha and Soumya. (ANI)