Delhi: 10-year jail for three men who attacked judges
A Delhi court has sent three men to 10 years in jail for attempting to murder three judges by hurling bricks at their official car in 2012.
Expressing concern over the safety of judicial officers, the court awarded the 10-year jail term to Anil Raj, Rohit and Prashant. They had been earlier held guilty of the offences, including attempt to murder and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
The court noted that the convicts showed disrespect to public servants and tried to prove they were above the law.
The then judges in Saket district court - Ajay Garg, MK Nagpal and Inderjeet Singh – were attacked by four persons in May 2012 while they were on their way home.
The incident took place when the judges were headed to Faridabad. A bike with two of the accused hit the rear window of the judges’ car near Dakshinpuri in south Delhi.
The prosecution said that when the accused got into a scuffle with the car driver, the judges intervened. But the accused after seeing a “judge” sticker on the car called two more persons to attack them.
The police had said that the accused suddenly began hurling bricks at the car, breaking the glass windows and injuring the judges.
Three accused faced trial and one was declared as proclaimed offender.
The court had said that the testimony of the driver, and the judges showed that the accused “indiscriminately hurled bricks” on the official car and caused damage.
The court had rejected the contention of the accused that they were falsely implicated, saying the victims did not have any grudge or ill-will against them.
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