Miscreants attack retired Judge, bid to snatch wallet, cell phone

Jammu, Oct 11: A group of miscreants attacked a retired Judge and attempted to snatch his cell phone and wallet in this winter capital of the state.
“Session Judge (Retd) Shakti Kumar Gupta was attacked by a group of miscreants at City Chowk on Sunday evening while he was on way back to his house after closing the chamber located in Kanak Mandi area, in the heart of the city,” police here today said.
They said that the victim in his complaint had lodged that he was first hit by two motorcycle borne youth following which he fell down, adding, “the miscreants tried to snatch his cell phone and wallet but he caught hold of one of the accused.”
When he raised an alarm, some passersby rushed to the spot but the miscreants managed to give a slip from the spot and fled away on their unregistered motorbike, police added.
A case under section 511, 279 and 237 of RPC has been registered and manhunt launched to apprehend the absconders.
“The attackers might of opinion that I am carrying a cash because Kanak Mandi is traders market and mostly the shopkeepers carry their day cash alongwith them after closing the shops,” Gupta said.
He said that he had suffered minor injuries but stable and demanded immediate action against the culprits.