Life-imprisonment awarded in murder case

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 7: While deciding 23 years old murder case, Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul today awarded rigorous life-imprisonment and fine of Rs 50,000 to Sanjay Kumar alias Bitoo, son of Beli Ram of Akhnoor.
After hearing Public Prosecutor R K Badyal, the court observed, “considering the manner in which the offence was committed and taking over all impression of the nature of occurrence and the prosecution evidence, the case falls in the category of the murder cases in which life imprisonment and not the death is appropriate sentence”.
Accordingly, court awarded rigorous imprisonment for life to the convict and imposed fine of Rs 50,000. “In default of payment of fine, accused-convict shall undergo further imprisonment for a period of one year”, the court added.