Acid attack: Witness deposes in Srinagar Court

Acid attack: Witness deposes in Srinagar Court

SRINAGAR: A prosecution witness on Monday deposed before Principal District and Session Judge Srinagar in connection with the acid attack on a law student here in December 2014.
The witness, Salim Zahoor, was cross examined by the counsel for the accused Irshad Ahmad Wani (alias Sunny) and Mohammad Omar.
The case has now been posted on May 13 when more prosecution witnesses are expected to depose before the court.
On May 1, the accused were put on trial by the court for allegedly throwing acid on the 22-year-old law student at Nowshera in the outskirts of this summer capital of the state on December 11 last year.
They face charges under RPC sections of 326A (throwing acid voluntarily), 120B (criminal conspiracy), and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence).
Under Section 326A RPC, an accused, if convicted, can be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term that shall not be less than ten years but may extend to life.
It further provides that an accused shall also be liable to pay compensation adequate to meet, at least, the medical expenses incurred upon the victim. Sections 120B and 201 provide for separate punishments.

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