In a not-so-usual order, the Delhi High Court has directed a young man charged with attempt to murder to do community service at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.
“The youngster must learn to control his anger and keep in mind that he cannot take law in his hand…The petitioner is directed to do one month community service at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib from 16.03.2021 to 16.04.2021,” Justice Subramonium Prasad directed.
Mohammed Umair was facing charges under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Quashing the case against the 21-year-old, the court said, “Keeping in mind the fact that the accused is a 21-year-old youngster having entire life ahead of him and the fact that the parties have entered into a settlement, this Court is inclined to exercise its jurisdiction under Section 482 Cr.P.C to quash the FIR on the ground that the parties have entered into a compromise.”
The bench also directed Umair that after the completion of one month, a certificate from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib be also filed to show compliance to the order.
“In case of any absenteeism/default on the part of the petitioner, the same shall be conveyed immediately by Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to the concerned SHO, who shall in turn inform the learned APP for the State, for. bringing the same to the notice of the Court and for seeking recall of the orders passed today,” the bench said.
Justice Prasad also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioner. “The amount shall be paid to following institutions:
a) Sum of Rs 25,000 in the DHCBA Lawyers. Social Security and Welfare Fund.
b) Sum of Rs 25,000 in the Nirmal Chhaya Foundation.
c) Sum of Rs 25,000 in the Delhi Police Welfare Fund.
d) Sum of Rs 25,000 in the Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties,” the bench directed, adding that a copy of the receipts be filed with the Registry within three weeks from today to show compliance of the order.
Advocate Jaspal Singh appeared for the petitioner while Additional Public Prosecutor Kusum Dhalla appeared for the state.
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