After a long and arduous legal battle, the two accused in the infamous OFC (Optical Fiber Cable) cutting case in Belgaum have finally been convicted and ordered to serve imprisonment. The case, which was first reported in 2017, involved the illegal cutting of OFC cables belonging to FAAST Broadband by the two accused.
According to reports, the accused (Santosh Ashtekar and Shankar Gaur) were caught red-handed by the CEO himself while cutting the cables, and were immediately taken into custody by the police. However, it was not until seven years later that the case finally came to a conclusion, with the accused being found guilty of their crimes.
The case was closely followed by the CEO of FAAST Broadband, Mr. Ajit Patil, who had filed the original complaint against the accused back in 2016. Mr. Patil had been tirelessly pursuing the case for the past six years, working closely with law enforcement officials, legal experts and attending the hearings himself to ensure that justice was served.
In a statement released to the press, Mr. Patil expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the case, stating that it was a victory not just for FAAST Broadband, but for all companies and individuals who rely on OFC cables for their business and personal needs.
“This case sends a strong message to anyone who thinks they can get away with cutting OFC cables illegally,” said Mr. Patil. “We will not stand idly by and watch as our infrastructure is damaged and our customers are left without service. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement officials to ensure that those who break the law are held accountable for their actions.”
The conviction of the two accused in this case is a testament to the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity. It is also a reminder of the importance of upholding the rule of law and protecting the rights of individuals and businesses alike.
Link to the original Allaboutbelgaum article published in the year 2017.
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