Srinagar, Feb 22: Police on Tuesday filed 1000-page charge-sheet in the recent acid attack on a 24-year-old woman at Hawal Srinagar.
On February 1, according to police, a man threw acid on the woman after she rejected his marriage proposal. He was accompanied by another person who has been also arrested along side with the shopkeeper who sold the acid.
“About 1000 page chargesheet filed today against 3 accused—2 adults and 1 Juvenile in CJM court & JJB,” police said in a statement. “Petition also filed to try juvenile as per JJ ACT as crime is heinous in nature and juvenile is above 16 & below 18 years,” police added.
Acid Attack: SSP Srinagar Hopeful About Exemplary Punishment To Accused
SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal expressed hope that the culprits will get exemplary punishment. He also hinted at appointing a special public prosecutor in the case so as to ensure maximum punishment to the accused—two of them adults and other a juvenile.
“There are some sections imposed like IPC sections of 362A (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) which envisages life imprisonment. We are hopeful that all the accused are awarded the maximum punishment,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal.
“In this case we are also thinking to appoint special public prosecutor who shall look after this case,” he said, adding, “We have strong evidence in this case.”
He said the Special Investigations Team headed by Superintendent of Police, north Srinagar, Raja Zuhaib, has done “tremendous job”. “The members of the SIT have worked very hard. At times they did even sleep for nights together. There are more than sufficient evidences available and we are hopeful that they (accused) will get the maximum punishment.”