Life-imprisonment to two

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 26: Principal Sessions Judge Kathua, A K Koul today awarded life-imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000 each to Sanjeev Kumar, son of Bal Krishan and Raj Kumar alias Raju, son of Karam Chand, both the residents of village Bagyal in Kathua district, who were facing trial in murder case for the last five years.
According to the police case, on September 26, 2008, there was a tiff between one Harbans Singh (deceased) and the father of Sanjeev Kumar on account of a land dispute. This annoyed the accused and they waylaid deceased on the same day, restrained him wrongfully and in furtherance of common intention attacked the deceased with intention to kill him. The deceased was shifted to hospital in a seriously injured condition and after remaining hospitalized in Government Medical College till October 7, 2008 he was shifted to PGI Chandigarh where he succumbed to his injuries on October 8, 2008.
After hearing Advocate Y C Katoch for accused persons whereas Public Prosecutor Ravi Gupta for the State, Principal Sessions Judge observed, “the court is of the considered view that the material on record is sufficient enough to create a doubt free link between the accused and the guilt. So both the accused are convicted”, adding “ends of justice would be met with if the accused are awarded the minimum punishment prescribed for the crime committed by them”.
Accordingly, the Court awarded them imprisonment for life and a fine of Rs 10,000 each.