DSP Ayub Pandit lynching: Court reserves order on transfer of case

DSP Ayub Pandit lynching: Court reserves order on transfer of case
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SRINAGAR: The Principal Sessions Judge Srinagar Tuesday reserved its decision on transfer of the DSP Ayub Pandit lynching case sought by defense counsels citing lack of faith.
The court heard the case after defense counsels Nazir Ronga and Mushtaq Ahmad Dar sought its transfer from 4th Additional Sessions Judge where the prosecution has consistently failed to produce the under-trials.
The prosecution, meanwhile, again failed to produce the accused lodged in Srinagar and Kathua jails on Tuesday, however only the accused lodged in Pulwama jail were produced.
The court after hearing the counsels reserved the case for orders and listed it for July 16.
“The prosecution has been avoiding examining its witnesses before the court from last ten hearings despite the presence of the witnesses in the court, which is being done with a sole motive to prolong and protract the trail of the case as the accused are presently in judicial custody,” defense counsel said.
He submitted that prosecution was taking undue advantage of politeness of judge, while stating that protraction of trail amounts denial of justice.
“The conduct of any party involved in the case should not hamper the process of law and create any impediment or hurdle in the way of justice delivery,” Ronga told Kashmir Reader.