SRINAGAR: Two prosecution witnesses on Wednesday deposed before the Principal District and Session Judge Srinagar in the case involving acid attack on a law student in 2014.
The witnesses included the landlord of the shop belonging to the accused duo and a shopkeeper from an adjacent shop.
The prosecution has included them in the list of witnesses to bring home its finding that the accused persons were business partners and knew each other.
The case has now been posted on February 16. On the day, more prosecution witnesses are expected to depose before the court.
On May 1, the accused— Irshad Ahmad Wani alias Sunny and Mohammad Omar—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 (voluntarily throwing acid), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence).
Under Section 326A RPC, an accused, if convicted, can be punished with rigorous imprisonment for not less than 10 years while the term is extendable 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.