Within a month after the Chandigarh Police filed a chargesheet against them for murdering Inspector Sucha Singh,a local court on Tuesday framed charges against dismissed constable Basant Kumar and his paramour Sarita. Basant had stabbed Sucha Singh to death on June 8 this year.
The chargesheet against the duo was filed on August 24 and the case was committed to District and Sessions Court on September 3. The case will come up for resumed hearing on September 21.
Both the accused have been charged with murder,attempt to murder and under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. They have been charged under Section 333 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt to deter public servant from his duty),Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty),Section 397 (robbery or dacoity,with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) read with Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act.
On the run after murdering the husband and mother-in-law of his paramour two days after her marriage,dismissed Chandigarh Police constable Basant Kumar allegedly murdered Inspector Sucha Singh and injured a Chandigarh Police constable on June 8.
Inspector Sucha Singh,who was stabbed 12 times by Kumar,died at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,Chandigarh. Kumar,along with his girlfriend Sarita,had escaped in a police vehicle.
Kumar and Sarita were spotted by Inspector Sucha Singh and constable Jitender who were patrolling outside the Sector 17 bus stand at 2.15 am on June 8. The patrolling party did not know the identity of the couple. Kumar had initially lied that Sarita was his sister. Unconvinced,the Inspector had asked them to accompany to Sector 17 police station.
On reaching the police station,Kumar had revealed that they were married and the identification papers were in their luggage lying in the bus stand. The Inspector and the constable took them back to the bus stand. As soon as they reached the gate of the bus stand,Kumar took out a knife and asked the inspector to let them go. When confronted,Kumar stabbed the inspector several times. He stabbed the constable,too,before driving away in the police vehicle. He was arrested from Delhi.
A case was registered against the duo under sections 302,307,332,333,357,397 and 34 of the IPC along with sections 25,54 and 59 of the Arms Act.