Triple murder convict Amrish Rana, undergoing life imprisonment was today awarded a two year imprisonment, under section 224 IPC for running away from police custody near the Una judicial complex on 6 September, 2006. Eleven policemen of the escort party, accused under section 223 IPC of negligence of duty were however let off under section 4 of the Probation of Offender’s Act on furnishing a bond.
It may be mentioned that Amrish Rana had escaped from the window of a public toilet near the office of the Una Superintendent of Police on 6 September, 2006 before being produced before the Fast Track Court Judge. The accused, serving sentence in a triple murder case and facing conviction and trials in a number of other cases had made good his escape in a waiting car that was parked some distance away.
Amrish Rana was subsequently arrested on 18 October, 2006 from Bathinda along with another triple murder accused and his accomplice Gurjent Singh, who had been absconding from the Kanda jail for some years and had been declared a proclaimed offender. The two were arrested along with a Punjab police constable Satwant Singh, the brother-in-law of Gurjent Singh.
According to Assistant Public Prosecutor Sanjay pandit, the eleven policemen who had accompanied Amrish Rana from the Dharamsala jail on the day of his included ASI Krishan Kumar, Head Constables Ashok Rana and Pawan Kumar besides constables Akash Chand, Bharat Kumar, Dharminder, Ashish Kumar, Harvinder, Ramesh, Suresh Kumar and Satish Kumar. These suspended policemen would be reinstated after furnishing personal bonds and will have to maintain good conduct for a period of one year.