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Man gets 10 year jail for acid attack after 8-year trial

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Udhampur, Jan 04: In a trial lasting for eight years, Udhampur Additional Session Judge S.R Gandhi today sentenced a man to 10 year rigorous imprisonment and acquitted two others in an acid throwing case. 

The facts of the prosecution case in brief are that on 17/2/2012    Sohan Singh Son of  Bansi Lal resident  of  Roun Domail,  running a cosmetic shop at Roun Domail was going towards his home along with his brother  Dara and Manohar Singh  after closing his shop  and the accused, near Ashram Morh Ramnagar Railway Station,   started  throwing some watery substance on him and his companions with a jug and gallon.  The Victims received serious injuries and were shifted to district  hospital by police. 

Later, police registered a case   FIR No. 54/2012  under Sections 307/326/341/120 RPC and started investigation. The Prosecution examined 17 witnesses in this regard.

After hearing the defense counsel for the accused persons and Additional Public Prosecutor Anil Magotra for the state, the Court observed that acid attack is one of the grave offences against the human body and it has irreversible consequences for the victim. The victim is unable to lead a normal life and leave his house because of his disfigurement. The social stigma and the pain that a victim has to go through for not being accepted by the society cannot be neglected. 

Keeping in view the mitigating and aggravating circumstances, the Court ordered that for the commission of offence under Section 307 of the RPC convict namely Rajinder Kumar Son of  Manohor Lal  resident of  Village Radyal Tehsil and District Samba shall suffer rigorous imprisonment for 10 (Ten) years  and a fine of Rs.10,000/-.

For the commission of offence under Section 324 RPC the convict shall undergo rigorous imprisonment for 03 (Three) years. For the commission of offence under Section 341 RPC he shall undergo imprisonment for one month. All the sentences shall run concurrently.

In default of payment of fine, convict shall further undergo imprisonment for one year. It is evident from the record that convict was arrested on 23.02.2012 and released on bail on 03.3.2016. The period of detention already undergone shall be set off from the sentence awarded to the convict. 

However two others accused namely Arun Singh son of Kartar Singh resident of W.No.3 Vijaypur Tehsil – District Samba and Ganga Ram son of Hind Raj resident of Village Badnai Nadd Tehsil & District Samba were acquitted as prosecution failed to prove case against them.

Meanwhile, the court also directed to submit a copy of this order to the Chairman District Legal Service Authority, Udhampur with the request to consider this case for compensation to the victims.

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In 3 hours; two LeT (TRF) militants killed in Pulwama, Sgr encounters: Police

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Militant killed in Pulwama was involved in killing of PDD employee at Batamaloo; Slain at Bemina encounter had killed SI Arshid at Khanyar, both slain locals; now only 3 militants active from Sgr district; 11 militants killed in 8 encounters this month: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

(Asian News Hub) – Jammu and Kashmir police Friday said that two Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) militants were killed in two separate encounters in southern Pulwama and Srinagar, who were involved in the killing of a civilian and probationary sub-inspector.

A police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on a specific input, police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in village Wahibugh area of Pulwama. “During the search operation, when the suspected house where the militant was hiding, was zeroed-in, repeated offers of surrender were made. But the militant fired indiscriminately at the forces triggering a gun-battle,” he said. “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Shahid Bashir Shiekh, resident of Habba Kadal, Srinagar was killed and his body retrieved from the site of encounter.” The officer said that slain militant had joined militancy recently and was linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF). Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that slain militant Shahid was involved in the killing of civilian and PDD employee Muhammad Shafi Dar of Batamaloo, Srinagar. “We have recovered an AK-47 riffle from the slain militant,” the IGP said.

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About the second encounter, police said based on a specific input by police about the presence of a militant at Hamdaniya Colony Bemina area of Srinagar, an operation was launched by the police in the area. “During the search operation, the hiding militant was asked to surrender but he fired at the forces triggering an encounter,” a police official said, adding that “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Tanzeel Ahmed, a resident of Haba Kadal, Srinagar.

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He said that the slain Tanzeel was involved in the killing of Probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ashraf at Khanyar, Srinagar on September 12. The Kashmir police chief said that Shahid and Tanzil were also “collaborators in recent killings of a chemist and two teachers in the city.” The IGP Kashmir said that after recent civilian killings, Srinagar based militants had shifted to South Kashmir “but we continued to track their movements and managed to zero in on them today.”

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“Now only three militants are active as two have been killed today. We are after the remaining three and will soon get them,” the IGP said, both the encounters took place within a span of three hours. “Both operations are over and two-AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the two slain militants,” he said.

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Militant killed in Bemina Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between forces and militants in Bemina area of Srinagar.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), officials said that a militant has been killed while the operation is still on in the area.

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“#Encounter has started at #Bemina area of #Srinagar. Srinagar Police on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.

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Militant from Sgr involved in recent civilian killings killed in Pulwama gunfight: IGP

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(Asian News Hub) – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar Friday said that a militant from Srinagar, who was involved in recent civilian killings has been killed in Pulwama gunfight.

According to reports the gunfight broke out between forces and militants in Wahibugh area after a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

Killed #terrorist has been identified as Shahid Basir Sheikh of #Srinagar. He was involved in recent #killing of #civilian (Mohd Safi Dar, PDD Deptt’s staff) on 2/10/21. AK 47 rifle was used in his killing. One AK rifle along with Mag/Amn recovered: IGP Kashmir, Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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