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ROAD RAGE CASE Colonel not charged with murder

Colonel not charged with murder
Col Manveer Bains

Ishrat S Banwait

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10

Initially accused of murder in an incident of road rage, Col Manveer Bains has not been charged with murder in the chargesheet filed by the police. It includes Section 304 (II) of the IPC, which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder.Praveen Yadav, a Sector 37 resident, had died on the spot after a spat with Colonel Bains last month. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for October 13.The nearly 500-page chargesheet was filed in the court by the police today. It includes a list of 27 witnesses. The FIR registered by the police included Section 302 of the IPC (murder) after kin of the deceased claimed that he was “beaten to death” by the Colonel in a fit of rage. However, the medical report from the GMCH, Sector 32, said Yadav’s death had occurred due to a heart attack and there were no injury marks on his body.Revision petition for B class facilities in jail rejectedColonel Bains has been denied bail by the court and has been in custody for over five weeks. He had submitted an application for better facilities in jail, which was rejected by the court. He later submitted a revision petition against the order, which was also rejected by the court today.The Colonel was denied bail by the court and the order had observed that Colonel Bains had committed a serious offence. It also said that “he (Bains) knew of the consequences of his actions” as Colonel Bains slapped Yadav, who was brought dead, thus indicating that he died on the spot.The 48-year-old Mohali resident was held on September 2 and booked for murder.