Srinagar Acid Attack:

Charges framed against two adult accused under 120B, 326A

Charges framed against two adult accused under 120B, 326A

Srinagar, Mar 20 (KNS): A local court in Srinagar has framed charges against two accused adults, involved in acid attack on girl in Hawal area of Srinagar last month, under sections 120B and 326A.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), charges were framed yesterday under sections 120-B and 326A of IPC against two adult accused in the acid attack.

The statement reads that after concluding the investigation swiftly, Srinagar police had filed the chargesheet of the case on 22.02.2022 in record time against two adult accused in CJM court and against one accused who is a minor in the Juvenile Justice Board(JJB).

It reads that the petition was also filed in the JJB to try the juvenile as adult in lines with the amended Juveline Justice Act, as he falls in bracket of 16-18 years and the nature of the crime is heinous.

“Subsequently a board has been constituted by JJB wherein assessment regarding his mental and psychological parameters is being conducted to decide if he can be treated as an adult in the trial.”

It reads that the charges against the adults were framed by Principal Sessions Judge Srinagar, Learned Jawad Ahmed against the two accused namely Sajid Altaf Rather (Sheikh) and Mohd Saleem Kumar and the next date of hearing has been fixed on March 30.

“Pertinently this is among the fastest Chargesheeted and Charge-framed cases that has taken place. Both the accused can be given maximum punishment which is life sentence.”

The statement reads that Srinagar Police has already deputed a dedicated Pairavi officer of the rank of Inspector to follow the trial of this particular case, in coordination with the Prosecution department.

“Further, the trial of the case is being monitored personally by senior officers including SSP Srinagar. The victim girl is undergoing treatment at a specialised hospital and is making steady and considerable improvement in regaining her eye sight,” it reads. (KNS) 

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