3 accused get life sentence in 2009 murder case in Handwara

3 accused get life sentence in 2009 murder case in Handwara

Kashmir’s Handwara Tehsil on Thursday pronounced life sentences to three accused in 2009 murder case in Handwara

An official said that the Additional Sessions Judge in Handwara has pronounced the conviction of these accused in case FIR No. 128/2009, under sections 148, 149, and 302 RPC, Police Station Handwara. “After thorough hearings from both sides, the court also deliberated on the quantum of punishment,” he said.

He said that the trio convicted accused, identified Bashir Ahmad Mir, Habibullah Mir, and Manzoor Ahmad Beigh, have been sentenced to life imprisonment and life 3-year rigorous imprisonment under section 302 RPC. “Also, they face a 3-year imprisonment term under sections 148 and 149 RPC, coupled with a fine of Rs. 10,000 each,” the official said.

“Other accused involved in the case have been handed down varying sentences,” he said, adding that the remaining accused parties are subjected to 2 years of imprisonment with a fine of Rs. 1000 under sections 147 and 149 RPC, while accused 8 and 9 received a punishment of 1 year for the offense under section 323 RPC. “All sentences are set to run concurrently,” he added.

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