Srinagar: A Pakistani national accused in a 2004 militant attack that killed a sub-inspector of police in Srinagar was produced in court on Thursday. The undertrial, Mohammad Ali, was brought from Udhampur jail, where he is currently lodged, and was sent back after the hearing.
The court of 2nd Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar directed the prosecution to produce witnesses in support of allegations against the accused on Aug 29, in the case under FIR 52/2006 section 302, 120 b RPC and 7/27 Arms Act by police station Nigeen.
The accused was produced before the court for the first time since he was shifted to Udhampur jail from Central Jail Srinagar some time back.
Ali’s counsel, Mohammad Abdullah Pandit argued that as per the Supreme Court judgements passed by then Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S Thuker, undertrials should not be shifted from the trial jurisdiction of the court without seeking prior permission from the court. Ali also pleaded to be shifted back from Udhampur jail.
Ali, a Pak national is charged with involvement in a militant attack that killed a sub-inspector of police at Dargah in August 2004.
Police had arrested two persons in connection with the attack who gave Ali’s name.
A chargesheet was produced in absence of the accused, who as per police, had already escaped from Srinagar and was not traced in the state as such proceedings under section 512 CrPC were initiated against the accused.
In 2007, the court received information that the accused has been arrested in Bangalore and lodged in Banglore Jail. The court issued a warrant of production for him, to which the Bangalore jail authorities complied.