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culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304, IPC, – In the absence of motive to cause death and the injuries too never disclosed as that of such a fatal one to cause death and when the injuries were caused in spur of movement on sudden fight – it is not murder punishable under sec.302 but punishable under sec.304 not amounting to murder – The evidence produced against the accused does not show that the accused had any motive to cause death of the deceased or have intended to cause such bodily injuries which were sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause the death of the deceased. Evidence on record also does not establish that the injuries caused on the body of the deceased must in all probability cause his death or likely to cause his death. On the spur of the moment, during the heat of exchange of words accused caused injuries on the body of the deceased which caused his death. Therefore, the ingredients of the murder as defined in Section 300, IPC, have not been established against the accused. In our opinion, the accused was guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304, IPC, and considering the fact that the accused had no intention to either cause the death of the deceased or cause such bodily injury as is likely to cause death of the deceased, it would be sufficient to impose on accused a sentence of seven years rigorous imprisonment and to impose on him a fine of Rs.5,000/- and in default of payment of fine, a further imprisonment of six months.= MANJEET SINGH … APPELLANT VERSUS STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH … RESPONDENT = 2014 (April. Part)http://judis.nic.in/supremecourt/filename=41473

  culpable  homicide  not  amounting  to murder under Section 304, IPC, –  In the absence of motive to cause death and the injuries too never disclosed as that of such a fatal one to cause death and when the injuries were caused in spur of movement on sudden fight – it is not murder punishable under sec.302 but punishable under sec.304  not amounting to murder – The  evidence  produced  against the accused does not show that the accused had any motive to cause death  of the deceased or have intended to  cause  such  bodily  injuries  which  were sufficient in the ordinary course of  nature  to  cause  the  death  of  the deceased. Evidence on record also  does  not  establish  that  the  injuries caused on the body of the deceased must in all probability cause  his  death or likely to cause his death. On the spur of the moment, during the heat  of exchange of words accused caused injuries on the body of the deceased  which caused his death. Therefore, the ingredients of the  murder  as  defined  in Section 300, IPC, have not been established  against  the  accused.  In  our opinion, the accused was  guilty  of  culpable  homicide  not  amounting  to murder under Section 304, IPC, and considering the  fact  that  the  accused had no intention to either cause the death of the  deceased  or  cause  such bodily injury as is likely to cause death  of  the  deceased,  it  would  be sufficient  to  impose  on  accused  a  sentence  of  seven  years  rigorous imprisonment and to impose on him a fine of Rs.5,000/-  and  in  default  of payment of fine, a further imprisonment of six months.=

 

 High  Court  dismissed  the

appeal and affirmed the judgment  passed  by  the  Trial  Court  dated  27th

March, 2002 in Sessions Trial No.17-S/7 of  2001  wherein  the  Trial  Court

convicted the appellant and sentenced him to imprisonment for life and  also

to pay fine of Rs.5,000/- for the offence  under  Section  302  IPC  and  in

default,  further  imprisonment  for  one  year.  The  appellant  was   also

sentenced by the Trial Court for  the  offence  under  Section  324  IPC  to

undergo imprisonment for  six  months  and  to  pay  fine  of  Rs.500/-,  in

default, further simple imprisonment for one month. The appellant  was  also

sentenced  for  the  offence  under  Section  27  of  Arms  Act  to  undergo

imprisonment for three months and to pay  fine  of  Rs.1000/-,  in  default,

further simple imprisonment for one month.  The  Trial  Court  ordered  that

all the aforesaid sentences shall run concurrently.=

 

 what is  the  nature

of offence that the accused has committed.  The  evidence  produced  against

the accused does not show that the accused had any motive to cause death  of

the deceased or have intended to  cause  such  bodily  injuries  which  were

sufficient in the ordinary course of  nature  to  cause  the  death  of  the

deceased. Evidence on record also  does  not  establish  that  the  injuries

caused on the body of the deceased must in all probability cause  his  death

or likely to cause his death. On the spur of the moment, during the heat  of

exchange of words accused caused injuries on the body of the deceased  which

caused his death. Therefore, the ingredients of the  murder  as  defined  in

Section 300, IPC, have not been established  against  the  accused.  In  our

opinion, the accused was  guilty  of  culpable  homicide  not  amounting  to

murder under Section 304, IPC, and considering the  fact  that  the  accused

had no intention to either cause the death of the  deceased  or  cause  such

bodily injury as is likely to cause death  of  the  deceased,  it  would  be

sufficient  to  impose  on  accused  a  sentence  of  seven  years  rigorous

imprisonment and to impose on him a fine of Rs.5,000/-  and  in  default  of

payment of fine, a further imprisonment of six months.

 

27.     We, accordingly, set aside  the  conviction  of  the  accused  under

Section 302, IPC but hold him guilty of the offence under Section  304,  IPC

and sentence him to seven years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs.5,000/-

, in default of payment of fine a further imprisonment of  six  months.  The

conviction and sentences for the offence under Section 324, IPC and  Section

27 of the Arms  Act  passed  by  the  Trial  Court  are  affirmed.  All  the

sentences shall run concurrently. If the accused-Manjeet Singh has  not  yet

undergone the sentence imposed and affirmed by us, and is  not  in  custody,

he be taken into custody to serve the remainder.

 
2014 (April. Part)http://judis.nic.in/supremecourt/filename=41473      

A.K. PATNAIK, SUDHANSU JYOTI MUKHOPADHAYA

REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.1695 OF 2005

MANJEET SINGH … APPELLANT
VERSUS
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH … RESPONDENT

J U D G M E N T

SUDHANSU JYOTI MUKHOPADHAYA, J.

The appellant has assailed the judgment dated 18th October, 2004
passed by the High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla in Criminal Appeal
No.259 of 2002. By the impugned judgment the High Court dismissed the
appeal and affirmed the judgment passed by the Trial Court dated 27th
March, 2002 in Sessions Trial No.17-S/7 of 2001 wherein the Trial Court
convicted the appellant and sentenced him to imprisonment for life and also
to pay fine of Rs.5,000/- for the offence under Section 302 IPC and in
default, further imprisonment for one year. The appellant was also
sentenced by the Trial Court for the offence under Section 324 IPC to
undergo imprisonment for six months and to pay fine of Rs.500/-, in
default, further simple imprisonment for one month. The appellant was also
sentenced for the offence under Section 27 of Arms Act to undergo
imprisonment for three months and to pay fine of Rs.1000/-, in default,
further simple imprisonment for one month. The Trial Court ordered that
all the aforesaid sentences shall run concurrently.

2. The facts of the prosecution case as stated by Jai Pal (PW.5) are
that he was carrying business of taxi in Shimla. On 31st December, 2000 at
about 9 p.m. he had gone to Hotel Apsara at Cart Road, Shimla to inquire
from Budhi Singh (PW.8), Manager of the Hotel Apsara regarding the booking
of his taxi by some passenger staying in the Hotel. Budhi Singh (PW.8)
asked Jai Pal (PW.5) to come after some time. Both of them then went
together to Hotel Basant for celebrating New Year. They took wine and
dinner together and remained in the said Hotel till 12 o’clock. Thereafter,
Budhi Singh(PW.8) returned to Hotel Apsara while Jai Pal (PW.5) came
towards Cart Road where he met Romi Kapoor (PW.6), Pawan Kumar (PW.7), Deep
Chand and Rajnish alias Rintu who inquired about the booking of a room in
the Hotel as earlier agreed upon. Jai Pal (PW.5) went to the Hotel Apsara
where he did not find Budhi Singh (PW.8), Therefore, he went upstairs in
the Hall of the Hotel where he found accused Manjeet Singh along with
Balraj and Surender Kumar were taking liquor. Jai Pal (PW.5) inquired from
the appellant-accused, Manjeet Singh about the Manager of the Hotel to
which the accused was alleged to have retorted that he was not the
Chowkidar of the Hotel so as to know and tell about the Manager. Accused-
Manjeet Singh was further alleged to have started abusing Jai Pal (PW.5) by
proclaiming that he was serving in Punjab Police. The accused was further
alleged to have started beating Jai Pal (PW.5) by giving him a fist blow on
his mouth. Jai Pal (PW.5) ran outside. He met the above-named Romi Kapoor
(PW.6), Deep Chand, Pawan Kumar (PW.7) and Rajnish. He narrated the
incident to them. Romi Kapoor (PW.6), Rajnish alias Rintu and Pawan Kumar
(PW.7) went inside the Hall while Jai Pal (PW.5) and one Roshan remained
standing at the entrance of the Hotel. Rajnish alias Rintu inquired from
the accused-Manjeet Singh as to the cause of his having given beatings to
Jai Pal (PW.5). The accused was alleged to have told his companions, Balraj
and Surender Kumar to tell Rajnish and his friends about the cause of the
beatings to Jai Pal (PW.5). Balraj and Surender Kumar were then alleged to
have abetted and instigated the accused by saying “Carbine Ka Kamal
Dekhao”. Whereupon accused was alleged to have fired shots from his Carbine
which hit Rajnish alias Rintu, Romi Kapoor (PW.6), Jai Pal (PW.5) and Pawan
Kumar (PW.7). Rajnish alias Rintu sustained two shots on his chest and he
fell down on the ground. The accused and Balraj were alleged to have run
away after the gun shots. Jai Pal (PW.5) lifted Rajnish alias Rintu and
carried him to I.G.M.C. Hospital, Shimla, where he was declared dead.

3. On the telephonic message of one Pradeep Kumar, Jagdish Ram
(PW.25), Station House Officer, Police Station Sadar reached the spot.
Surender Kumar, a companion of the accused, was apprehended from the toilet
of the Hotel. Since, the injured persons had already been taken to the
Hospital, Jagdish Ram (PW.25) went to the Hospital and recorded the
statement of Jai Pal (PW.5), on the basis of which a case for the offences
under Section 302, 307 and 323 read with Section 34 IPC came to be formally
registered vide F.I.R. No.1/2001.

4. Post-mortem examination was conducted by Dr. V.K. Mishra (PW.24)
who found the following two ante-mortem bullet injuries on the person of
the deceased Rajnish alias Rintu:

“(i) A circular wound of entry one centimeter in diameter, 1.5
cm medial to right nipple, 18 cm below right shoulder
joint. Dry clotted blood was present around the wound.
There was no blackening, tattooing, singeing, burning etc;
(ii) A circular wound of entry 1 cm x ½ cm between the base of
1st and 2nd metatarsal bone of left foot, dorsum with dry
clotted blood present around the wound. No blackening,
tattooing, singeing, burning etc. noticed over the skin.”

In the opinion of Dr. V.K. Mishra (PW.24), the death was due to
haemorrhagic shock as a result of laceration of lung due to gun shot
injury.
5. On Medical Examination of Romi Kappor (PW.6), Dr. M.P. Singh(PW.1)
found the following injuries on the person of Romi Kapoor:
“Local Examination
1. A CLW 1 cm X 0.5 cm X 1 cm in size placed horizontally on
little side of left upper arm on lower part of deltoid
muscle, red in colour with dark edges due to soot with
irregular margins which were depressed.
2. A. CLW 1 cm 0.5 cm 1 cm in size placed horizontally
approximately 2.5 cm lateral to first would on lateral inside
of left upper arm on lower part of deltoid muscle with
irregular margins elevated and margins deliberated red in
colour. Same marks were present over sweater and shirt worn.”

As per the opinion of the doctor, injuries Nos.1 & 2 were bullet
injuries and the same were dangerous to the life as per rule of gun shot
injuries. The Doctor has also issued MLC Ext. PW-2/B in respect of the said
injuries.
6. On the same day, Dr. M.P. Singh (PW.1) has also examined injured
Pawan Kumar and observed as under:
“Local injuries:
A CLW over right foot approximately 5 cm about tip of right big toe
placed horizontally 1 cm 0.5 cm 1 cm in size with irregular margins red
in colour.
A bruise bluish in colour present 1 cm X 0.5 cm in size placed obliquely
over fifth metatars o-phalangel joint running lately on right foot.
On the basis of x-ray report, the injury Nos.1 and 2 were
declared dangerous to the life and were fresh in duration and
were caused by a blunt weapon. The Doctor has issued MLC
Ext.PW-1/C.”
On the same day, Dr. M.P. Singh (PW.1) has also examined injured
Jai Pal (PW.5) and found as under:
“Local Injuries
1. A CLW 1.5 cm in size placed in the middle of inner side of
upper lip placed obliquely upwards and lately on left side,
reddish scabbing over lip present with clotted blood.
2. A bruise present over upper lip in the centre reddish blue in
colour 1 cm X 0.5 cm in size placed vertically. No other
injury was present. Teeth were normal. Injuries No.1and 2
were simple and the duration of injuries was within 24 hours
and were caused by blunt weapon.”

After his examination Doctor has issued MLC Ext.PW-1/D.
7. The accused-Manjeet Singh too was subjected to medical examination,
which was carried out by Dr. Dinesh Rana (PW.2) on 1st January, 2001 at
about 5.55 p.m. The accused at the time of such medical examination
complained of pain in the fifth knuckle region of the left hand. X-ray was
advised. However, local examination revealed the presence of a red colour
contusion and swelling on such knuckle region. The accused also complained
of breaking of upper incisor tooth. He was referred to Dental Surgeon. On
the basis of dental opinion, such injury was opined to be of a simple
nature having been caused within the probable duration of 24 hours.

8. Balraj, a companion of the accused, was also medically examined by
Dr. Dinesh Rana (PW.2). Following injuries were found on his person:
“(i) 4 cm 1 cm abrasion over the dorsum of right fore-arm;
(ii) 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm round abrasion red in colour, above the
writ joint;
(iii) 3.5 cm x 2 cm abrasion, read in colour with linear
scratch in the mid. 3 cm outer aspect of the left knee
joint;
(iv) Multiple irregular abrasions on the entire lateral
aspect of the left lower leg. Red in colour, and
(v) Small irregular abrasion on the left side of the forehead.
Red in colour.”

 
All the injuries were opined to be of simple nature having been caused
with a blunt weapon within the probable duration of 24 hours.
9. The other companion of the accused, namely, Surender Kumar was
medically examined by Dr. Rajneesh Sharma (PW.4) on 1st January, 2001 at
about 4.35 a.m. One injury, that is, laceration over the fore-head 1.5 cm x
1 cm x 0.5 cm was found. He was smelling of liquor and there was slurring
of speech. The injury was simple in nature having been caused with a blunt
weapon with the probable duration of 6 hours.
10. On having been produced by the accused, Carbine-Ex.P4 with empty
magazine vide memo Ex.PW5/C were taken into possession by Gulam
Mohammad(PW.26), Additional Station House Officer of Police Station Sadar,
who had partially investigated the case. Six live cartridges Ex.P1 to P6
were also produced by the accused, which were taken into possession vide
memo Ex.PW5/D by Gulam Mohammad(PW.26). Six empty cartridges were taken
into possession from the spot by Gulam Mohammad(PW.26) vide memo Ex.PW5/E.
Service belt of the accused, which was lying on the bed in the Hall of the
Hotel was also taken into possession vide memo Ex.PW5/F.
11. The Ballistic Expert to whom the carbine, live and empty cartridges
were sent for examination, vide report Ex.PW25/E has opined that the empty
cartridges were fired from the carbine Ex.P4.
12. On completion of the investigation the accused along with his two
companions Balraj and Surinder Kumar were sent up for trial.
The accused was charged for the substantive offences under Section
302 and 307 IPC, and under Section 27 of the Arms Act, 1959. His two
companions, Balraj and Surinder Kumar, were charged for the offence under
Section 114 read with Sections 302 and 307 IPC, for having abetted and
instigated the commission of the offences under Section 302 and 307 IPC by
the accused.

13. The accused and his two companions pleaded not guilty to the charge
and claimed trial. The prosecution in support of its case examined as many
as 26 witnesses.

14. The learned Additional Sessions Judge, on consideration of the
evidence coming on the record, by the impugned judgment, convicted and
sentenced the accused- Manjeet Singh as mentioned above.

15. The accused was acquitted of the offence under Section 307 IPC. The
two companions of the accused, Balraj and Surinder Kumar were acquitted of
all the charges framed against them.

16. By the impugned judgment the High Court noticed the submission made
on behalf of the appellant and on appreciation of the evidence on record
dismissed the appeal and affirmed the conviction and sentences imposed by
the Trial Court.

17. Learned counsel for the accused has assailed the conviction and
sentence on the ground that the accused had acted in exercise of the right
of private defence. It was submitted that the genesis of the occurrence was
different from what the prosecution has suggested and highlighted. In fact,
the occurrence had taken place in the manner suggested by the accused in
his defence. The deceased and his companions had made a forcible entry into
the Hall of the Hotel and started beating the accused and his two friends
and in such course they had tried to snatch the carbine, which got fired
during the scuffle.

18. From the record, we find that neither the accused nor his two
companions in the statements recorded under Section 313 Cr.P.C., has stated
that the deceased and his companions were the aggressors and that the
accused was acting in exercise of the right of private defence. In fact,
their case is that of total denial. There is nothing on the record to
suggest that the accused or his companions received injuries at the hands
of the deceased or the deceased tried to snatch the carbine of the accused.
No evidence has been brought on record that the deceased and his companions
entered the Hall of the Hotel with arms.
19. Under Section 96, IPC, “Nothing is an offence which is done in the
exercise of the right of private defence”. Right of private defence of the
body and of property has been enumerated under Section 97, IPC, subject to
the restrictions contained in Section 99, IPC. As per the said section
every person has a right to defend-
“First. – His own body, and the body of any other
person, against any offence affecting the human
body;
Secondly -The property, whether movable or immovable, of
himself or of any other person, against any act which
is an offence falling under the definition of theft,
robbery, mischief or criminal trespass, or which is
an attempt to commit theft, robbery, mischief or
criminal trespass.”

Section 102, IPC, deals with commencement and continuance of the
right of private defence of the body as follows:
“Section 102. Commencement and continuance of the right of
private defence of the body.- The right of private defence of
the body commences as soon as a reasonable apprehension of
danger to the body arises from an attempt or threat to commit
the offence though the offence may not have been committed;
and it continues as long as such apprehension of danger to the
body continues.”

 

The extent and limitations of the right of private defence is
prescribed under Section 96 to 106, IPC. Such a right can be exercised only
to defend the unlawful action and not to retaliate.
20. This Court in George Dominic Varkey v. The State of Kerala, (1971)
3 SCC 275, has held:

“6……Broadly stated, the right of private defence rests on
three ideas: first, that there must be no more harm inflicted
than is necessary for the purpose of defence; secondly, that
there must be reasonable apprehension of danger to the body
from the attempt or threat to commit some offence; and,
thirdly, the right does not commence until there is a
reasonable apprehension. It is entirely a question of fact in
the circumstances of a case as to whether there has been
excess of private defence within the meaning of the 4th clause
of Section 99 of the Indian Penal Code, namely, that no more
harm is inflicted than is necessary for the purpose of
defence. No one can be expected to find any pattern of conduct
to meet a particular case. Circumstances must show that the
court can find that there was apprehension to life or property
or of grievous hurt. If it is found that there was
apprehension to life or property or of grievous hurt the right
of private defence is in operation. The person exercising
right of private defence is entitled to stay and overcome the
threat.”

21. In Moti Singh v. State of Maharashtra, (2002) 9 SCC 494, this
Court held that dimension of the injuries may not be serious, it is the
situs of the injuries that would indicate whether the accused could
reasonably entertain the apprehension that at least grievous injuries/hurt
would be caused to him by the assaulters unless aggression is thwarted.
22. In the present case during the course of cross-examination of the
prosecution witnesses, especially Jai Pal(PW.5), Romi Kapoor (PW.6), Pawan
Kumar (PW.7), Satish Kumar (PW.9) and Charanjeet Singh (PW.12) an attempt
has been made on behalf of the accused to set up the case of private
defence.
23. In Rajender Singh and others v. State of Bihar, (2000) 4 SCC 298,
dealing with the similar proposition this Court held as follows:
“Non-explanation of the injuries on the person of the accused,
ipso facto, cannot be held to be fatal to the prosecution
case. Ordinarily, the prosecution is not obliged to explain
each and every injury on the person of the deceased even
though such injuries might have been caused during the course
of the occurrence and they are minor in nature. But where the
injuries are grievous, non-explanation of such injuries would
attract the Court to look at the prosecution case with little
suspicion on the ground that the prosecution has suppressed
the true version of the incident.”

 

24. Evidence of eye-witnesses, especially of the injured, namely, Jai
Pal (PW.5), Romi Kapoor (PW.6) and Pawan Kumar (PW.7), which are
trustworthy, when read together, we find that non-explanation of the
injuries on the person of the accused and his two companions cannot be held
to be fatal to the prosecution case.
25. Satish Kumar (PW.9), an independent witness, who was also staying
and sleeping in the Hall where the occurrence had taken place, though he
was declared hostile, has admitted the correctness of the prosecution story
in the following terms:
“It is correct that when I woke up on hearing the noise, I saw
a boy coming in the hall and inquiring about the Manager from
the accused Manjit. It is correct that one of the associates
of accused Manjit, i.e., one driver stated that we are not
Chowkidar, so you tell the Manager. It is correct that upon
this accused persons started beating that boy and thereafter
other associates of that boy also came in the hall of that
hotel after about 5-7 minutes.”

In answer to Court question, PW.9 has staed:
“The driver who was with accused Manjit was heavily drunk and
was also abusing the other party and Manjit accused tried to
prevail upon him and thereafter said driver attempted to
assault those 4-5 persons present in the hall and thereafter
free fighting between the parties.”

The above statement of Satish Kumar (PW.9) lends support to the
prosecution story to show that it was the accused who was the aggressor and
that the accused had not acted in private defence.
26. The question now requires to determine is as to what is the nature
of offence that the accused has committed. The evidence produced against
the accused does not show that the accused had any motive to cause death of
the deceased or have intended to cause such bodily injuries which were
sufficient in the ordinary course of nature to cause the death of the
deceased. Evidence on record also does not establish that the injuries
caused on the body of the deceased must in all probability cause his death
or likely to cause his death. On the spur of the moment, during the heat of
exchange of words accused caused injuries on the body of the deceased which
caused his death. Therefore, the ingredients of the murder as defined in
Section 300, IPC, have not been established against the accused. In our
opinion, the accused was guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to
murder under Section 304, IPC, and considering the fact that the accused
had no intention to either cause the death of the deceased or cause such
bodily injury as is likely to cause death of the deceased, it would be
sufficient to impose on accused a sentence of seven years rigorous
imprisonment and to impose on him a fine of Rs.5,000/- and in default of
payment of fine, a further imprisonment of six months.

27. We, accordingly, set aside the conviction of the accused under
Section 302, IPC but hold him guilty of the offence under Section 304, IPC
and sentence him to seven years rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs.5,000/-
, in default of payment of fine a further imprisonment of six months. The
conviction and sentences for the offence under Section 324, IPC and Section
27 of the Arms Act passed by the Trial Court are affirmed. All the
sentences shall run concurrently. If the accused-Manjeet Singh has not yet
undergone the sentence imposed and affirmed by us, and is not in custody,
he be taken into custody to serve the remainder.

28. The appeal stands disposed of with the above observations and
directions.

……………………………………………………J.
(A.K. PATNAIK)

 
…….……….……………………………………J.
NEW DELHI, (SUDHANSU JYOTI MUKHOPADHAYA)
APRIL 25, 2014.

 

ITEM NO.1B COURT NO.10 SECTION IIB
(For Judgment)

S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO(s). 1695 OF 2005

MANJEET SINGH Appellant (s)
VERSUS
STATE OF H.P. Respondent(s)

Date: 25/04/2014 This Appeal was called on for pronouncement of
judgment today.
CORAM :
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SUDHANSU JYOTI MUKHOPADHAYA
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE R.K. AGRAWAL

For Appellant(s) Mr. Prashant Chaudhary,Adv.

For Respondent(s) Ms. Pragati Neekhra,Adv.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya pronounced the
reportable judgment of the Bench comprising Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K.
Patnaik and His Lordship.
The conviction of the accused under Section 302, IPC is set
aside but he is held guilty of the offence under Section 304, IPC and is
sentenced to undergo seven years rigorous imprisonment and fine of
Rs.5,000/-, in default of payment of fine a further imprisonment of six
months. The conviction and sentences for the offence under Section 324,
IPC and Section 27 of the Arms Act passed by the Trial Court are
affirmed. All the sentences shall run concurrently. If the accused-
Manjeet Singh has not yet undergone the sentence imposed and affirmed
and is not in custody, he be taken into custody to serve the remainder.
The appeal stands disposed of in terms of the signed
reportable judgment.
[RAJNI MUKHI] [USHA SHARMA]
SR. P.A. COURT MASTER

(Signed reportable judgment is placed on the file)

 

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