High drama prevailed in the district courts complex when a man, who had come in connection with hearing of a cheque bounce case against him, attempted suicide by slashing his wrists in the court of chief judicial magistrate Shaminder Pal.
The man has been identified as 62-year-old Harish Chander, a resident of Katra Bhai Singh. The police have arrested him after registering a case against him under section 309 IPC. However, the accused has been admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital for treatment of his slashed wrists.
Giving details, DCP Harjinder Singh Sandhu said that Harish Chander had some financial dealings with Sanjiv Kumar, a resident of Shivala area, and had apparently taken a loan from him. He repaid the loan through a cheque, which bounced when Sanjiv Kumar deposited it in his account.
Sanjiv Kumar then lodged a case in court against Harish Chander. On Wednesday, the case came up for hearing in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Saminder Pal. The accused slashed his wrists in front of the judge and threatened to commit suicide.
"He has been arrested and a case registered against him under section 309 IPC," said the DCP.