10 yrs RI to HC in attempt to murder

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Oct 6: Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur, A K Koul today awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 5000 to then Head Constable Purav Chand, who was facing trial in attempt to murder of one police constable Rajesh Singh.
According to police case, on September 22, 2004 there was an altercation between the accused Head Constable and constable Rajesh Singh in District Police Office, Security Wing. Following the altercation the accused sprayed volley of bullets on Constable Rajesh Singh from his carbine as result of which constable Rajesh Singh received severe injuries.
On this, a case was registered and after investigation challan was presented in the court of law.
After hearing Public Prosecutor Navneet Gupta appearing for the State whereas Advocate K B Gupta for the accused, Principal Sessions Judge observed, “the nexus of accused with the commission of crime attributed to him stands established convincingly. He has intentionally fired five bullets on the victim with intention to kill him. So the accused appears to be squarely guilty of attempt to murder”.
With these observations, the Court awarded rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine of Rs 5000 under Section 307 RPC. In default of payment of fine, he will undergo further rigorous imprisonment for two months.

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