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Gangster Bawana gets 7-yr jail for illegally keeping arms

Alleged gangster Neeraj Bawana, arrested in connection with various cases, was on Thursday awarded seven year jail term and a Rs 25,000 fine by a court here for illegally possessing arms.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh had acquitted Bawana of the charge of trying to kill policemen in a 2015 shootout in the case. The court had held him guilty of some provisions of the Arms Act. On August 31, the court had acquitted Bawana of several charges of IPC including attempt to murder and obstructing and assaulting public servants while discharging duty. According to the prosecution, Bawana was arrested after he allegedly tried to escape by opening fire at a police team but was overpowered. 

Bawana, allegedly involved in more than 40 cases of murder, attempt to murder and extortion, was arrested in April last year after a brief encounter with the Special Cell of Delhi Police. He is currently lodged in Tihar central jail.
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