Taking strict note of three students misbehaving with cops at a checkpoint in a drunken state, chief judicial magistrate Anubhav Sharma on Thursday held them guilty of drunken driving and misbehaviour.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 on Dinesh, who was driving the vehicle under the influence of liquor, while Prince and Deepak were directed to pay Rs 2,000 for assault on the cop, who had stopped them at the checkpost.
Considering their young age, they were released on a probation of six months.
The victims reside in SAS Nagar.
On March 10, 2013, UT police had booked Dinesh, along with his two friends — Prince and Deepak — for negligent driving, inflicting injuries on head constable Anoop and driving under the influence of liquor.
“The instances of drunken driving and misbehaviour with cops under the influence of liquor are on the rise. So, the conviction will act as a deterrent and these instances will reduce,” said public prosecutor JP Singh.
In January this year, the court had convicted four people for drunken driving and released them on probation of one year.
Ravinder Singh, a resident of Kharar, was booked in June 2014.
Vishal Mehta, a resident of Panchkula, was booked in September 2014.
Piyush Malik, a resident of Sector 28, was booked in July 2014.
Rajeev, a resident of Manimajra, was booked on December 25 last year.
What is prbation?
It is a sentence whereby a convict is released on bail but remains under court supervision after he gives an undertaking of good behaviour. If the convict is caught breaking the law, he or she is sent to jail.