JAMMU: Principal Sessions Judge Samba M.K Sharma on Thursday awarded seven years Rigorous Imprisonment to Yashvir Singh Patwari who was facing trial in culpable homicide not amounting to murder case.
According to the police case, on July 19, 2013, an information was received in Police Station Vijaypur that Yashvir Singh along with his two associates in furtherance of common criminal intention to kill Romesh Singh, son of Karnail Singh, resident of Mandi Rajgarh, Gurah Salathia had wrangle with the deceased in the course of which Yashvir Singh fired upon the deceased, who was injured and died while being shifted to hospital at Vijaypur.
On the strength of this Report Crime No. 100/2013 for the commission of offence under Section 302 and 34 RPC and 3 and 27 Arms Act was registered in Police Station Vijaypur.
After hearing Public Prosecutor Bhupinder Singh Charak for the State whereas Rahul Singh Sambyal for the accused person, the court observed that in the instant case, the convict took life of a person by firing upon him with a gun.
“Considering the circumstances in which the offence has been committed and the nature of offence warrant awarding of sentence instead of giving the benefit of probation and in this view of the matter, the application of the convict for his release on probation merits dismissal and is accordingly dismissed. However, in view of the long trial that the convict has faced and other circumstances highlighted by the counsel of the convict, a lenient view is taken in imposing sentence. The convict is sentenced to RI for seven years for the commission of offence under Section 304-II RPC”, the court held.