SC Upholds Lifer To Bhaderwah Man 


SRINAGAR — The Supreme Court of India has dismissed a review plea against its judgment, upholding Jammu and Kashmir High Court verdict by virtue of which it reversed an order of acquittal passed by the Principal Sessions Judge, Bhaderwah and convicted a person for the offences of murder and sentenced him to suffer imprisonment for life.

As per the prosecution, on 18th May, 2006 a shop keeper of hardware material, namely, Arshad Sajad accompanied by his father Sajad Ahmed Bhat were going to their home after closure of shop in the evening at about 5.30 p.m., while they were on their way, near Masjid, one Khurshed Ahmad intercepted them from the opposite direction and started hurling abuses against them. When they ignored his abuses and moved forward, Khurshed attacked Arshad on his head from behind with an iron rod. Sajad and his father then went to the clinic of one Ali Mohd and on his advise they went to the Bhaderwah police station and informed the police about the incident. Accordingly, FIR No. 53 of 2006 was registered against Khurshed under Sections 341/323, RPC. Police then sent the injured to Sub District Hospital, Bhaderwah for treatment. As his condition was deteriorating, he was shifted to Government Medical College, Jammu, but on the way, he succumbed to the injuries.

Khushed was acquitted by the principal session judge Bhaderwah but high court reserved the order and convicted Khurshed and sentenced him to imprisonment for life.  Khushed had filed an appeal against the verdict before Supreme Court which on May 15 this year dismissed it. Subsequently he had filed a review which was dismissed by the apex court. 

“We have considered the review petition on merits.   In our opinion, no case for review of Order dated 15th May, 2018 is made out,” said a bench of Justices N.V. Ramana and Abdul Nazeer  and consequently, dismissed the review petition.   


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