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Court acquits six in Vasco naval officer bungalow dacoity case

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Margao: District and Sessions Court has acquitted six accused who were arrested in connection with the armed dacoity on bungalow of a naval officer three years back.

Judge B P Deshpande acquitted the accused after citing discrepancies during the identification parade of the accused by police. Advocate Vinay Patkar represented the accused.

Advocate Patkar pointed out that as per the complaint, the accused had covered their head during the dacoity, but were identified during police identification period. He had questioned how can a person with covered faces be identified during the parade.

All the six accused were chargesheeted by then Vasco Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo who had cited 15 witnesses to support the case.

The incident was reported on December 27, 2017 when residential bungalow of naval officer Avghesh Sharma was attacked by six people at Bogmalo, Vasco in the night.  All the six had resorted to armed dacoity and had fled with belongings worth Rs 5.75 lakh.

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