Warrant against Jaipur trader for defaming Kashmiri businessman

Warrant against Jaipur trader for defaming Kashmiri businessman

Accused of militant links Abid Jalali had spent six months behind bars
SRINAGAR: A court in Srinagar on Monday issued an arrest warrant against a Jaipur based businessman, on a defamation suit filed by Goa based Kashmiri businessman wrongly accused on militant links, after the non-local trader repeatedly failed to appear before the court. The Kashmiri businessman Abid Jalali had spent six months in jail after Jaipur based Satya Prakash Arya filed a police complaint against him in 2013, accusing the 36-year-old of having links to militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
Jalali ran jewellery and Kashmir arts shops in Goa, and had business relation with Arya.
Arya had also alleged that Jalali had not returned ornaments worth Rs 25.6 lakh that he had allegedly taken from him for approval. The allegations of militant links made it difficult for Jalali to get a bail at district court Jaipur. The case was transferred to High Court of Rajasthan which directed the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to look into the matter.
The NIA found no evidence of the alleged links, based on which the High court of Rajasthan granted bail to Jalai in May 2016 after he had spend six months behind bars.
Subsequently, Jalali filed a defamation case against Arya under section 499, 500 and 501 RPC in Srinagar.
After Arya failed to produce himself before the court on various hearings the court on Monday issued bailable warrant through Police commissioner Jaipur and directed Metropolitian Magistrate Jaipur to make him available before the court on next hearing.

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