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Sucha murder case: Court defers hearing as accused absent

chandigarh Updated: Aug 27, 2013 11:33 IST
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Taking cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the police against dismissed UT constable Basant Singh alias Bunty (26) and his accomplice and girlfriend, Sarita Rani (23), in connection with the murder of UT inspector Sucha Singh, court has fixed the hearing of the case on September 3.

The chargesheet regarding the murder of 57-year-old Sucha came up for hearing before the chief judicial magistrate, Rajnish Kumar Sharma, who deferred the hearing to September 3, along with direction to produce accused before the court.

Running into 297 pages, the chargesheet said Sucha was done to death by Bunty on the intervening night of June 7 and 8, by stabbing him six times. Arrested from Delhi, Basant and Sarita are in judicial custody.

The chargesheet has statement of deceased Sucha, giving details of the incident, along with the statements of vital witnesses - home guards volunteer Jatinder Singh, who was with Sucha on the fateful night and had sustained injures in the attack, and UT constable Anil Kumar, posted as security guard in old district courts, Sector 17.

Basant, along with Sarita, had allegedly murdered Sucha, while on the run after the double murder in Sonepat.

Basant had allegedly murdered Sarita's husband and mother-in-law on April 18, following which both were on the run. They were to catch a bus from Sector 17 on June 7 night, when Sucha, along with home guard volunteer Jatinder Singh, had questioned them during night patrolling.

Irked over being asked to move to the police station, Bunty had attacked the inspector.

The UT police had initially booked the duo under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 333 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt). The police had later added the murder charge after Sucha's death.