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A court here has sen­tenced a 24-year-old man to three years rig­or­ous im­pris­on­ment (RI) for at­tempt­ing to mur­der a po­lice­man.

Ad­di­tional ses­sions judge A S Bhais­are re­cently awarded three years RI to Vikroli res­i­dent Ite­sham Iqbal Shaikh in the 2013 at­tempt to mur­der case.

He was also sen­tenced to one-year jail for the of­fence of as­sault or use of crim­i­nal force to de­ter pub­lic ser­vant from dis­charge of his duty. Both the sen­tences will run con­cur­rently.

Ad­di­tional Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor Dileep Bahi­ram told the court that in­spec­tor MM Patil, then at­tached to Turbhe po­lice sta­tion, was on night pa­trolling duty along with a squad on March 24, 2013 in Turbhe area. They then re­ceived a tip- off about the pres­ence of a his­to­rysheeter in the lo­cal­ity and sub­se­quently laid siege to the area.

Spot­ting Shaikh, as the team rushed to nab him, he tried to es­cape and ran over his twowheeler on in­spec­tor Patil and also as­saulted him with a sickle on his head, in­jur­ing him se­verely, the pros­e­cu­tion said.

Po­lice of­fi­cer as­sist­ing the pros­e­cu­tion, Dhan­raj Bhoye, told the court that the con­vict be awarded strin­gent pun­ish­ment in the case as it in­volved a at­tack on a po­lice of­fi­cial.

Judge Bhais­are, tak­ing a se­ri­ous view on the at­tack on a po­lice of­fi­cer on duty, sen­tenced Shaikh to three years’ RI.

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