Two lawyers guilty of beating colleague, freed with warning

Two practicing lawyers, convicted for assaulting a fellow advocate, have been released on probation by a Delhi court with a warning against indulging in such acts in future.

The court held the father-son duo guilty of voluntarily hurting and wrongfully restraining the complainant outside a court room where his matter was listed for hearing, but freed them showing leniency to them.

‘In view of the fact that no previous involvement or conviction in any similar criminal case have been brought on record by the prosecution, in my considered opinion, lenient view can be taken against the convict persons. Considering the period of trial, age and physical health of the convicts, I deem it fit to release both the convicts after admonishing them under the provisions of the Probation of Offender Act, 1958 with a warning not to commit any such offence in future,’ Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kuldeep Narayan said.

According to the prosecution, the incident took place on 20 August 2007, when complainant advocate was waiting outside a courtroom in Karkardooma court complex. The two accused along with few other lawyers accosted him and began abusing him and beating him, said the prosecution.
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