By our Legal Correspondent
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IVC) The Additional Sessions Judge here, Ravindra Kumar Pandey adjourned on Oct 26, the sensational murder case of Soumya Viswanathan to Nov 07 for hearing to decide the quantum of punishment to the accused five persons in the case.
The case was adjourned for not submitting the affidavit on behalf of the convicted showing their social, economic and mental background .
The prosecution submitted before the court that the delay was caused following holidays due to Dassara and the court directed the prosecution to make ready the affidavit in 24 hours and submit it before the court in three days.
The 25-year-old TV journalist Soumya viswanathan was shot dead on Sept 30, 2008 in the wee hours while she was returning home after the day’s work in her car and the accused intercepted her car and committed the felony.
The court had convicted five accused in n the murder case on Oct 18. The convicted are Ravi Kapoor, Amit Shukla, Balajith Malik and Ajaykumar.
The fifth accused Ajay Seth was convicted under Section 411 of the Indian penal Code for receiving the stolen property. The other four accused were convicted under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act .