Mohali, Dec. 4 -- In efforts to get two 22-year-old men convicted for assaulting an NRI to do some good, a Kharar court has ordered them to plant two saplings of Neem, known for its medicinal and curative properties, as a precondition for probation.

Booked in January 2017 for assaulting Amrik Singh (24) of Shingariwala village because of an old rivalry, Surinder Singh and Amandeep Singh were ordered by the court on November 21 "to be released on probation on their furnishing probation bonds of Rs.20,000 for a period of one year each, subject to the condition to plant two Neem tree saplings in their village/in the court premises."

Kharar judicial magistrate Krishnanuja Mittal also asked them to maintain peace and be of good behaviour durin...