New Delhi: Offences like robbery at knife point are on rise in metropolitan cities, a Delhi court has said while sentencing a 21-year-old youth to seven years in jail for committing the crime in broad daylight here.

"The offences of robbery and dacoity with deadly weapon are on rise in society, particularly, in the metropolitan cities," said Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Ramesh Kumar, while sentencing a vagabond Mogli, living at a pavement near Azadpur in North West Delhi.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on Mogli, convicted for robbing one Sunil Kumar, a city resident of Rs 2,000 at knife point with help of two juveniles.

The judge stipulated that in default of payment of fine, he would serve additional two months in jail.

"The cases, like the present one, in which the accused is properly identified by the complainant as the culprit and the case property is recovered from the possession of the accused, on the spot, should be dealt with severely," said the court rejecting Mogli's plea for leniency and release on probation.

The police had told the court that Mogli along with two juveniles, who are being dealt with by Juvenile Justice Board, had on January 27, 2011 robbed Sunil Kumar of Rs 2,000.

While fleeing from the spot, the trio were nabbed by policemen who were in a PCR van, stationed "about 50 steps away", the prosecution had said.

The court had convicted them saying there is "clear, clinching and trustworthy evidence" of witnesses to bring home the guilt of the accused.