Punjab

Nine guilty get life term sentence for the murder of advocate Amarpreet Singh Sethi

Kaumimarg | November 23, 2017 12:36 PM
Nine guilty get life term sentence for the murder of  advocate Amarpreet Singh Sethi


Chandigarh
A local court on Wednesday sentenced nine accused to life term for the murder of Mohali-based advocate Amarpreet Singh Sethi more than four years back and fined them Rs 7.5 lakh. Dharminder Singh, Rajat Sharma, Jaswinder Singh Khattu, Sunil Bhanot, Sunvir Singh, his uncle Onkar Singh, Kevin Sushant, Deepak Kaushal and Vishal Sharawat — were awarded life sentence by District and Sessions Judge Archana Puri here today.
nine accused are DharmendraSingh, alias Guggni, Onkar Singh, Sanbir Singh, Rajat Sharma, Sunil Bhanot, alias Chhoti, Kevin Sushant, alias Richi, Vishal Sherawat, Deepak Kaushal, alias Gola, and Jaswinder Singh, the son of SGPC member from Ludhiana (rural) Ranjeet Singh. Dharmendra Singh is also a dreaded criminal and an illegal arms dealer. All the accused were staying in a paying guest accommodation near Sethi's house in Phase III A in Mohali.
Lucky (33) was shot dead at 8.10 pm on February 27, 2013, in full public view by the miscreants in front of his residence at Phase 3A over a petty issue of parking in the locality. Lucky, whose heart and lungs were ruptured after receiving two bullets, died on the spot while his cousin Gaganjot Singh and the latter’s friend, Simarjit Singh, sustained bullet injuries in indiscriminate firing by the miscreants.

In addition to the fine amount of Rs 7.5 lakh, relatives of victim Amarpreet Singh Sethi will also get Rs 1 lakh from Punjab under Victims Compensation Scheme, said advocate Harneet Singh Dhanoa. Sethi's relatives will get Rs 3 lakh along with additional Rs 1 lakh to be paid by the state. Gagganjot and Simarjit will get Rs 2.5 lakh each. Amarjit Singh Sethi, the father of victim Amarpreet Singh Sethi, said he is satisfied with the verdict. "The loss is irreplaceable but we are satisfied with the verdict. We had faith in the judiciary and justice has been done." He said his son had graduated from the department of laws, Panjab University, in 2005 and was practising as a lawyer for past eight years. Mohali deputy mayor Manjit Singh Sethi said, "The goal was that the criminals meet their fate. The verdict has done justice."

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