Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Thursday granted bail to a 13-year-old boy who had sustained injuries in his head during clashes on Sunday at Safakadal.
The boy was arrested on April 10 at Safakadal and taken to JK Police Hospital in Srinagar for medical check-up the next day by the ASI of Safakadal police station. The tests showed no internal injury and though he had a visible scar on his forehead, he was certified medically fit for custody.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar Massarat Shaheen on Thursday rejected the police request for the boy’s remand and released him from police custody. The boy is a resident of Rampora Chattabal and is a student of Class VIII.
The boy was put in lock-up at PS Safakadal for one day and an FIR no 33/2017 was lodged against him under Sections 148, 149, 336, 152, 332, 323 of the RPC.
As per Farooq Ahmed Kundroo, father of the boy, “I don’t know about his involvement in the stone-throwing that took place across Kashmir on Sunday. I came to know late in the night that he is in police lock-up. When I went to the police station, I was told to go back home, but I pleaded to see him. There was a red scar on his head with some blood oozing from the wound.”
“In the afternoon I went back to the police station but I came to know that he had been taken to hospital. I felt restless and worried about his condition. After talking to some policemen at the police station, I was told that he has been taken to court for police remand. I hurriedly came here to the court with the bail application filed through our counsel,” Farooq Ahmed said.
The CJM said that the juvenile had not injured any public officer and ordered his release on a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with one surety.