Two years imprisonment to Amrish Rana for fleeing from custody

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Shimla, Oct 5 (UNI) Triple murder convict Amrish Rana, undergoing life imprisonment, was today awarded a two year imprisonment under section 224 IPC for running away from police custody near the Una judicial complex on September six, 2006.

Eleven policemen of the escort party, accused under Section 223 IPC of negligence of duty, were however let off under Section four of the Probation of Offender's Act on furnishing a bond.

The orders were announced today by Chief Judicial magistrate RK Sharma.

Amrish Rana had escaped from the window of a poublic toilet near the office of the Una Superintendent of Police on September six, 2006 before being produced before the Fast Track Court Judge.

The accused, serving sentence in a triple murder case and facing conviction and trials in a numbe of other cases, had made good his escape in a waiting car that was parked some distance away.

Rana was subsequently arrested on October 18, 2006 from Bathinda along with another triple murder accused and his accomplice Gurjent Singh, who had been absconding from the Kanda jail for some years and had been declared a proclaimed offender.

The two were arested along with a Punjab police constable Satwant Singh, the brother-in-law of Gurjent Singh.


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