Booked for attempting to murder a traffic cop, 32 year old acquitted by court.
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The Chandigarh district court acquitted a 32-year old man from charges of attempting to murder a policeman on duty at a naka setup to check drunk driving check post.
The accused, GauravKathuria has been acquitted of sections 307, 333,353 of ipc by the court of additional district and sessions court Vijay singh
As per prosecution, the case dates back to march 29,2018, when kathuria a resident of sector 46 was arrested for allegedly hitting sukhwinder a UT police constable with his car while escaping form a drunken driving naka laid on the road separating sectors 35 and 22. The accused in a bid to escape the naka accelerated the car. The victim who was standing little ahead of the naka tried to stop the vehicle by blocking the way with a barricade. The accused, however hit the barricade and ran from the spot following to which the police official fell on road and received a serious injury. The accused managed to escape from spot.
A case was this registered against accused at the sector 36 police station and later, the accused was arrested in the case
During the defence trial, the defence counsel argued that kathuria has been falsely implicated in the case, as the Police has wrongly noted down his car no. Similar to the registration no. Of the car of actual accused who escaped from the spot. After hearing it the facts of the argument in the case, the court acquitted the accused from the charges.
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Section 307 in The Indian Penal CodeAttempt to murder.—Whoever does any act with such intention or knowledge, and under such circumstances that, if he by that act caused death, he would be guilty of murder, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if hurt is caused to any person by such act, the offender shall be liable either to 1[imprisonment for life], or to such punishment as is hereinbefore mentioned. Attempts by life convicts.—2[When any person offending under this section is under sentence of 1[imprisonment for life], he may, if hurt is caused, be punished with death.]
According to section 333 of Indian penal code, Whoever voluntarily causes grievous hurt to any person being a public servant in the discharge of his duty as such public servant, or with intent to prevent or deter that person or any other public servant from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by that person in the lawful discharge of his duty as such public servant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
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Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person being a public servant in the execution of his duty as such public servant, or with intent to prevent or deter that person from discharging his duty as such public servant, or in consequence of anything done or attempted to be done by such person to the lawful discharge of his duty as such public servant, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
The use of breathalyzers, introduction of government sponsored campaigns, and punitive measures should be used to try to curb drunk driving. Such steps will reduce the wanton loss of life and property due to the numerous accidents that have been attributed to driving while drunk.
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