The Sessions Court Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday found Bunty Chor guilty for the burglary that happened in the house of businessman Venugopalan Nair in Thiruvananthapuram.
After judge B Krishnakumar found him guilty, prosecutor Pallichal S Pramod argued for an enhanced punishment for the convict considering his previous crimes. The case pertains to the burglary of luxury spot utility vehicle and electronic gadgets from the bungalow of Venugopalan Nair at Muttada in the city in January 2013.
The quantum of punishment will be pronounced later as the prosecution has sought permission to file a new charge sheet against the accused. It is to seek maximum punishment, as Bunty Chor is an elusive criminal and habitual offender. Advocate BA Aloor, who was the counsel for Govindaswami the culprit in the sensational Soumya murder case, represented Bunty Chor in court.
Bunty Chor committed the crime after successfully breaking into the bungalow that was secured with hi-tech gadgets. It had surveillance cameras and alarms, bulletproof windowpanes and a cast-iron gate. He looted a Mitsubishi Outlander car that cost Rs 29.72 lakh, an Apple laptop that cost Rs1 lakh, two mobile phones that cost around Rs 40,000 and Rs 15,000 each, reports The Times of India. A compulsive thief, Devinder Singh aka Bunty, is reported to have committed around 500 burglaries across the country. Bunty Chor has also executed several successful jailbreaks.