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JAMMU: Principal Sessions Judge Kathua Vinod Chatterji Koul awarded two years imprisonment to Surinder Singh alias Anku, son of Kashmir Singh, resident of Tehsil Hiranagar, District Kathua in murderous assault case.
According to the police case, injured Bharat Saladia had stated that he had gone to Hiranagar and while on his way to his home when he reached Bazar in front of Town Hall at about 5.20 PM, two persons on a motorcycle (JK08A/8185) came in front of him. According to Bharat, one among those was Surinder Singh alias Anku and another was not known to him whom he can identify if he is brought in front of him.
Accused Surinder Singh had previous enmity with him and both of them with criminal intention to kill him came in front of him, stopped him and started assaulting him.
Accused Surinder Singh alias Anku was carrying Toka in his hand and with the help of the Toka, he assaulted Bharat on his head. As Bharat lifted his arm to save his head, injuries were inflicted on his arm. Because of this assault, he suffered injuries on his left arm and shoulder.
On his raising cry people gathered there and both the accused ran away from the spot on motorcycle. He was thereafter taken to hospital at Hiranagar.
Court after hearing both the sides observed that Surinder Singh has faced trial since 2011 and he must have faced agony and trauma during this period.
He is a young man and his age is around 25 years and a harsher sentence would certainly put him to tremendous difficulties and not only that his family would also suffer immensely for no fault on their part.
“Keeping in view the nature of the injuries, the time gap since the occurrence and other attending factors, Surinder Singh deserves some leniency while sentencing him for commission of aforesaid offences”, the court observed.
Thereafter, convicting accused Surinder under Section 324 RPC, Court sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment for one year and a fine of Rs. 1,000 and in case of default in payment of fine he shall undergo a further imprisonment for two months.
“He is also sentenced to undergo imprisonment for one year and a fine of Rs. 500 for the commission of offence under Section 4/25 Arms Act and in case of default in payment of fine, he shall undergo a further imprisonment for one month. However, both the sentences shall run concurrently”, the Court observed.
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