High drama took place in the district courts, Sector 43, on Saturday when an accused, Sarabjit Singh alias Rocky (25), who was involved in a firing incident at Amar Hotel in Sector 22 in October last year, fled from the courtroom when the judge was about to pronounce order in the case.
Deepak Saini, a Dera Bassi resident, was critically injured in the firing incident. A naib (a policeman deployed in the court), who saw Rocky fleeing, raised an alarm and chased him and nabbed him at the lawyers’ chamber within minutes.
Additional district and sessions RK Jain took a serious note of this and handed out five-year imprisonment sentence to him besides imposing Rs 10,000 penalty. The incident took place when Rocky along with his accomplice, Manpreet Singh alias Monu, who were on bail in the case, appeared in the court for hearing.
The police had arrested the two for opening fire at Dera Bassi resident on October 2015. A case of attempt to murder and under sections of the Arms Act was registered against at the Sector 17 police station. After the court acquitted Manpreet in the case on Saturday, Rocky learnt that he was going to be convicted. Dodging the court staff, he fled from the courtroom only to be nabbed after a while. When brought back, he was convicted under the Arms Act and on charges of attempt to murder after witnesses turned hostile.
The police did not lodge a case in the escape attempt.