Court rejects 7 bail applications in 8 months, detenue languishes in police custody

Court rejects 7 bail applications in 8 months, detenue languishes in police custody
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SRINAGAR: A trial court in Shopain has rejected seven bail applications for Nisar Ahmed Najar, lodged at Police Station Shopain for the last one year.
The court has maintained in its rejection orders that detainee is named in number of FIRs, accusing Najar of crimes of heinous nature.
FIR numbers 270, 278, 208, 197, 288, 282, 291, and 255 of 2016 have been registered under sections 147, 148,149, 336, 353, 427, and 436 Ranbir Penal Code. He is accused of rioting, public disorder, unlawful assembly, endangering life or personal safety of others, forgery of valuable security, damage caused by mischief in these cases. Police has also invoked section 13 of Unlawful Activities Act and section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
A family member of Najar said, “For the last eight months, we have done everything to get him released, but neither police nor court has helped. Repeated bail application have been rejected by the court.”
We just don’t understand why they are not releasing him on bail, while he has been kept in police custody for more than eight months. He is not the only person who has FIR’s registered against him, but they targeting him.”
The state prosecutor has referred to court that the detainee has been named in eight FIRs alone in 2016, which are under police investigation. He said that releasing the detenue at this point of time would have direct bearing to peace and tranquility of the state and it was not legally advisable to grant him bail.
The petitioner’s counsel had stated before the court that the detenue has every right to stand trial before the court and as such, the personal liberty of the detenue was to be given prime importance. But court rejected the petitioner’s grounds and held that for maintaining peace of the society, the bail application is dismissed.

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