Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Friday acquitted one Amir Ahmed Khan of Eidgah, accused of attempting to murder his neighbour Manzoor Ahmed Misger after an altercation over cutting of rose twigs from Misger’s garden.
Additional sessions Judge, C L Bawaria said the prosecution had not produced enough witnesses to prove the charges against the accused.
The court also remarked that the complainant Misger had backtracked from his statement, and has denied that the accused actually tried to kill him.
According to the charge sheet, on March 3, 2013 Manzoor saw Amir cutting rose twigs from his garden. He interrupted and asked Amir how he was cutting the plants without permission, to which Amir replied that Manzoor’s mother had given him the permission. Misger went inside to inquire from his mother, who denied giving permission to Amir.
As Amir had left along with the cuttings, Manzoor and his mother went to his house and complained with the Khan family.
The chargesheet said that Amir called Manzoor after a few hours on phone and asked him to visit his home again. At Amir’s home, the two had a heated argument after which Amir took out a hunting gun and fired at Manzoor injuring him on the spot.
A complaint was lodged at PS Safakadal and a chargesheet was produced against Amir in the court where he was acquitted Friday.