JAMMU: Eight years after carrying out an acid attack, a man was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 10,000 by Udhampur additional sessions court on Monday.
The convict, Rajinder Kumar from Radyal village in Samba district, threw acid on cosmetic shopowner Sohan Singh and his brothers near Ashram Morh at Ramnagar railway station on February 17, 2012, resulting in serious injuries. A case was registered and Kumar was arrested on February 23, 2012. He was later released on bail on March 3, 2016. The period of detention already undergone shall be deducted from the 10-year sentence, judge S R Gandhi ruled.
During the eight-year-long trial, the prosecution examined 17 witnesses. “For the commission of offence under Section 324 RPC, the convict shall undergo rigorous imprisonment for three years.” For the commission of offence under Section 341 RPC, the convict shall undergo imprisonment for one month. All the sentences shall run concurrently. In default of payment of fine, the convict shall undergo imprisonment for one year,” the court ruled.
Two others accused in the case were acquitted as the prosecution failed to prove a case against them.