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Srinagar acid attack case: two get life imprisonment

BySandeep Patel

Aug 22, 2023


The Jammu & Kashmir court on Tuesday sentenced two persons to life imprisonment in an acid attack case in Srinagar.

“I am happy with the judgement. It’s the maximum punishment for the crime under the law. I wish law provided for capital punishment in such offences,” the victim said after the judgement.

Jawad Ahmed, Principal District and Sessions Court, Srinagar, pronounced the quantum of punishment in the case. “The prosecution has been able to establish the charges against the accused persons beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt. As such, this chargesheet is accepted and the accused persons are held guilty for the offences punishable under Sections 326-A, 201 and 120-B Ranbir Penal Code (RPC),” the court said.

The court imposed a fine of ₹5 lakh each on the convicts and termed the acid attack as “horrific act” carried out under “a well thought of, well planned and an organised act.”

“Photographs of the victim from before and after the attack themselves speak of the extent of damage caused by the attack. This has not only caused physical trauma, but also mental trauma to the victim,” the court observed.

The accused were identified as Irshad Amin Wani alias Sunny from Wazirbagh of Srinagar and Mohammed Umer Noor, a resident of Bemina, Srinagar.

On December 11, 2014, the law student was grievously injured when the duo conspired to carry out an acid attack on her near Nowshera on the outskirts of Srinagar. The victim was on the way to her college when acid was thrown at her. They attacked the victim after she turned down Wani’s proposal.


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