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JAMMU: Special Mobile Magistrate Electricity Batote Abdul Nasir awarded three years imprisonment to truck driver namely Mohd Fariaz who was Challaned by the police under 304-A, 279 and 337 RPC.
According to case, on 15th July 2013 Police Station Chanderkote received an information that a truck (JKo2F-0427) driven by Mohd Fariaz, son of Mohd Hussain, resident of Hayat Pora Tehsil and District Rajouri, from Jammu towards Srinagar in a high speed and at about 3.40 AM lost control over the vehicle hitting a CRPF 54th Bn vehicle bearing No ChIOL-1258, coming from the opposite side which was ferrying CRPF personnel for RoP duty. Constable Rama Shankar 0017 and constable Ashim Pal No. 103530526 died on spot due whereas one constable was injured. Consequently, Ramban Police lodged an FIR and conducted investigation thereby presenting the Challan in the court.
Justice Nasir after hearing both the sides observed that guilt of the accused for offences under Section 279, 337 and 304-A RPC stands proved beyond all reasonable doubts and convicted the accused for the commission of offences under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A RPC. Consequently, the court sentenced accused with simple imprisonment for a period of six months and a fine of Rs. 1000 for offence under Section 279 RPC, punishment of simple imprisonment for six months and a fine of Rs. 500 for offence under Section 337 RPC and punishment with simple imprisonment for a term of three years and a fine of Rs. 3000 for offence under Section 304-A RPC. In case of failure to pay the amount of fine of Rs. 4500, the convict shall further undergo simple imprisonment of one month. All the sentences shall run concurrently. Convict/offender was arrested and sent to judicial custody at District Jail Udhampur for execution of term of sentence passed against him.
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