Mohali, Nov. 20 -- A Chandigarh resident has been awarded one year in jail while his accomplice got six-month term, almost ten years after the former thrashed an education officer over cancellation of duty of a teacher.

"Hitting a public servant shows that the convicts did not have regard for law enforcement agencies," ruled judicial magistrate Amit Bakshi while convicting Gurjant Singh of Sector 51 and his brother-in-law Prabhdeep Singh of Sector 71, Mohali, on Tuesday.

The court has also imposed a fine of Rs.500 on each of them.

The accused were granted bail after the pronouncement granting them time to file appeal.

The accused were booked on October 30, 2009, on the complaint of Niranjan Singh, the then district education officer of ...