Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 25
Additional Sessions Judge Jaibir Singh has sentenced three persons, including Deepak, alias Discovery, Srikant and Amit, alias Chhutka, to undergo life imprisonment in a five-year-old murder case. The court has acquitted another accused Rinku in the case.
One juvenile in conflict with the law was also sentenced to undergo 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) in the case while another juvenile was acquitted in the case .
The police arrested all accused in the case after registering an FIR against them on September 25, 2016, for offences committed under Section 395 and 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the police station, Sector 31, on the complaint of Deep Singh, a resident of Ram Darbar, Chandigarh. Deep alleged in his complaint that he, along with his father, were coming from Sector 21 market on a cycle on September 25, 2016. When they reached near Raman Gas Agency, Industrial Area, Phase II,Chandigarh, at 7.30 pm, Discovery and three or four other boys armed with weapons stopped them. They attacked his father Sita Ram with swords and rods, Deep added. All assailants fled from the spot after committing the crime, said Deep. Injured Sita Ram succumbed to injuries on September 26, 2016, Deep added.
The police filed a challan against the accused. After perusal of challan and other documents a prima facie case for the commission of offence under Sections 395 and 302, IPC, was registered against accused for which they pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. After examination of many witnesses the public prosecutor claimed that the prosecution had proved charges against the accused. On the other hand the counsels of the accused claimed that they were implicated in a false case.
Jasbir Singh Dadwal, counsel of accused Rinku argued that no recovery was made from his client and the police implicated him six months after registration of the case.
After hearing arguments the court sentenced accused Deepak, alias Discovery, Srikant and Amit, alias Chhutka, to undergo life imprisonment and acquitted Rinku from charges. The court also imposed a fine of Rs25, 000 each on the convicts.
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