CHANDIGARH: A court in Ambala on Thursday sentenced former chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Ram Kishan Gujjar and two others to four years in an abetment to suicide case.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Sanjeev Arya pronounced the sentence on Thursday and besides Gujjar, the others Ajit Aggarwal and Vijay Aggarwal were also fined Rs 10,000 each.
Also they will have to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the victim’s family.
Earlier, the police brought Gujjar to the court, as he and others were convicted a few days back.
Gujjar the two-time former Congress MLA from Naraingarh and the two others had been booked for abetment to suicide and common intention on June 11, 2009, after the family and relatives blocked the highway then in order to get the case registered.
On June 10, 2009, Naraingarh-based journalist Pankaj Khanna had committed suicide by consuming poison and in his suicide note, he had blamed all the accused. He had alleged that he was being harassed by the duo on the behest of Gujjar. A total of fourteen witnesses were examined by the prosecution counsel.