Jammu: The government has terminated the services of Additional Advocate General M A Beigh for “lackadaisical approach towards sensitive cases”.
An official statement issued here said that taking cognizance of the strictures passed against the state government by court for failing to file the objections despite repeated opportunities granted by court to the bail application of accused of alleged kidnapping and raping of a nine-year-old girl, Law Minister, Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari has accorded sanction to termination of services of Advocate M.A. Beigh as Additional Advocate General.
The court had given a number of opportunities to the AAG to file objections to the bail application filed by the accused in a case titled Mohammad Shafi Sheikh Vs State of JK through SHO, P/S Budgam for offenses under section 376, 363 RPC bearing FIR No. 166/2017.
On state failing to file the objections to the bail application, Justice M K Hanjura in his judgment issued on 24th of April, 2018 remarked about lackadaisical, inattentive, incurious and indolent attitude of the state. He said that a battery of lawyers has been engaged by the state to conduct and handle the matters in which the state is a party but one gets dismayed to see that even in cases involving horrifying and serious crimes the approach of the state is abject, dismal and desolate.
The Minister has issued strict instructions to the law officers to ensure that no case against the state government goes uncontested. He also enjoined upon them to process the serious and sensitive cases in a responsible and speedy manner so that justice is ensured to everyone.
“The case being very sensitive and the offenses having been committed against the minor girl child cannot be ignored,” the Minister said adding that the services of M A Beigh as Additional Advocate General have been terminated with immediate effect”.