SRINAGAR: A local court on Wednesday issued a bailable warrant to Superintendent Central Jail Srinagar after he failed to appear before the court to explain the shifting of under-trials in DSP lynching case out of the jail against court orders, and the failure to produce them before court.
Taking cognisance of not producing tje under-trials by jail authorities despite repeated directions, the 4th Additional Session Judge Srinagar also directed SSPs Pulwama and Kuthua and superintendents of District Jail Pulwama and Kathua to “show cause” for the non-production in the court on Thursday.
The officials were also directed to produce the undertrials in the court.
The court noted that the under-trials and prosecution witnesses in the case were not being produced to delay the proceedings.
“It appears without any room for doubt that under-trials as well as prosecution witnesses are not being produced in this case for one reason or the other and the officers in charge be it the jail authorities or the district police are hell bent to protract the trial in the case,” The court noted.
On the last hearing, the investigation officer had undertaken the responsibility for producing the undertrials, however, he also remained absent today.
The court also directed that the undertrail Adil Siraj Misgar be kept in central jail Srinagar and be produced on Thursday along with others.
A petition had been filed by the counsels of under-trials seeking contempt proceedings against superintendent central jail for “willful disobedience, dishonor, disrespect and flagrant violation” of order of the trial court.
Defense Counsel Advocate Nazir Ronga told Kashmir Reader that they had moved filed petition against the Superintendent central jail Srinagar “for disobeying the court orders of shifting accused from Central jail Srinagar to District jail Pulwama that amounts to eroding the cause the of justice and impediment in the way of dispensation of justice. The prosecution deliberately failed to produce the accused with an aim and object of prolong the trial”.
“The strict action should be taken against the court violation in order to protract the trial,” he added.