Srinagar: A trial Court at Srinagar on Friday acquitted four persons of attempt to murder and rioting charges after police failed to produce evidence against them. 

The court of first additional sessions Judge, Khursheed ul Islam recorded in a judgement pronounced on Friday that the only witness examined by the prosecution has not deposed anything incriminating against the accused. 

He further said that the prosecution has not produced any other witness despite repeated number of opportunities and ‘has miserably failed to prove the case against the accused’. 
“Therefore, the accused are acquitted of the charges levelled against them. The bail bonds and surety of the accused shall stand relieved. File after its due compilation be consigned to record,” Judge Islam recorded. 

Earlier, the police had stated before the court that on April 25, 2014, police parties along with officers of police station Nowhatta, Khanyar and Rainawari were patrolling in connection with the parliamentary elections at Iqbal Market Jamia Masjid. 

During patrolling one person Ashiq Hussain Rangrez S/o Bashir Ahmad Rangrez R/o Iqbal Market Srinagar and others had thrown a wooden log on the police because of which SHO Khanyar got badly injured.  

It was further started that the miscreants took the advantage of darkness and had fled from the spot. “A total of four people were involved in the offence, police said. 

The court while going through the investigation report and witness statement recorded that nowhere the witness has identified the accused.  

”He has no knowledge who had identified the accused. As it was night time so he cannot say who had thrown the wooden log. No identification parade was conducted in his presence.” 

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