HC grants bail to two sisters booked with Asiya Andrabi

HC grants bail to two sisters booked with Asiya Andrabi
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Srinagar: The J&K High Court Thursday granted bail to two sisters, who were booked alongside Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Asiya Andrabi and her associates for “unlawful activities” earlier this year.
The division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe granted bail and ordered the sisters be released on bail in the present case after furnishing bail bonds of Rs 50,000 with one surety each in the like amount to the satisfaction of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Anantnag.
The court granted bail on the ground that no material on record specified that the two women were involved in the commission of offences.
In April, Police Station Anantnag had registered an FIR (no. 60/2018) against these sisters, besides Dukhtaran-e-Milat chairperson Asiya Andrabi, general secretary Nahida Nasreen and press secretary Sofi Fahmeeda, under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code, Jammu & Kashmir Public Property (Prevention of Damages) Act, and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The court remarked that as per the status report and objections to the bail applications filed by the Investigating Officer, the appellants were not part of the mob which had indulged in the stone pelting. The appellants are not stated to be even present at the spot. No allegation of having caused any damage to public property has been made against these appellants.
The appellants were represented by senior advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom who had submitted before court that the two sisters were unnecessarily dragged into the case. He had argued that they were students and were not involved in any crime alleged against them.