A court in Rae Bareli on Friday sentenced a 43-year-old police sub-inspector (SI) to life imprisonment in the case of the murder of a lawyer in the premises of the Allahabad District and Sessions Court in 2015.
The Rae Bareli court on Friday pronounced the quantum of punishment after convicting sub-inspector Shailendra Singh in the shooting of lawyer Nabi Ahmed while acquitting another accused Rashid Siddique in the case.
Shailendra was lodged in a jail in Rae Bareli.
Acting District Government Advocate Ajay Maurya said, “A total of 10 prosecution witnesses were examined in the court. Rashid, who was acquitted, was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy. He is out on bail.”
According to the prosecution, Shailendra pulled out his service pistol and fired at advocate Nabi Ahmed on March 11, 2015, after an argument broke out on the court premises.
A bullet hit Nabi, who was declared dead at the hospital. It is alleged that Shailendra escaped from the place after threatening the lawyers there.
Nabi accused Shailendra, who was posted in Prayagraj, of helping Rashid in a case.
The victim’s father Shahid Siddique registered an FIR at Kolnelganj police station in Prayagraj.
Expressing anger over Nabi’s death, the lawyers staged a protest and resorted to stone pelting. Protesters also put up some sets
Vehicles on fire.
The trial of the case was transferred to Rae Bareli as per orders of the High Court.