Acid attack: Accused sent to judicial remand till Feb 4

Srinagar: A local court Friday sent two youths arrested for their alleged involvement in the acid attack on a law student at Nowshehra here to judicial remand till February 4.
The court of 3rd Additional Munsiff Srinagar sent the duo, Irshad Ahmad Wani alias Sunny and Mohammad Omar, to judicial remand after they were produced before it by the police.
A 22-year-old law student was grievously injured in an acid attack on December 11 near Nowshehra.
After about fortnight, police arrested Sunny and Omar for their alleged involvement in the dastardly act.
According to the police, Sunny had planned the attack while his business partner and friend, Omar, executed it after the former promised some financial gains. The duo run a spare parts shop in Kupwara.
After the attack which sent shock waves across the state, the duo fled from the Valley.
However, Sunny was arrested when he was returning to Jammu from Ajmer while Omar was handed over by his parents to police after he ran out of money and returned to the Valley, police said.
The police framed charges under 326(A) RPC against them and on January 1 the J&K High Court directed police to expeditiously, “preferably within four weeks,” conclude investigation into the attack.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association, the high court had also directed the police to file the report before the competent Court immediately thereafter.
“The competent Court of jurisdiction shall take all steps for conducting of expeditious trial in the case,” the high court had added.

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