Court reserves judgment
QAYOOM’S APPLICATION AGAINST FRESH FIR
Srinagar, Dec 1: The High Court on Wednesday reserved the judgment on incarcerated High Court Bar Association president, Mian Abdul Qayoom’s application challenging the fresh FIR against him at Heeranagar police station.
Qayoom has filed an application through his counsel Zaffar Ahmad Qureshi and Manzoor Ahmad under section 561 A CrPC for quashing FIR pertaining to “waging war against country” and 13 unlawful activities Act while he was in custody.
Qureshi submitted before the court that the charges against his client were ‘malafide.’ “The contents of FIR don’t disclose any offence. FIR doesn’t mention what words my client has used and who are the persons to whom he has said this,” he submitted. Qureshi said offences in the FIR are 83-day-old and till date government had not collected any material against his client.
Qayoom was released on November 27 after the High Court quashed his almost 5-month detention under the Public Safety Act.
However, he was re-arrested by police on Tuesday after released from jail following the quashing of his detention.
According to police, Qayoom was re-arrested as he was alleged to have instigated people to wage a war against the country during his custodial lockup in Heeranagar jail in Kathua district.
The Bar Association also filed an application before the court seeking Qayoom’s release on bail.
Court admitted the application and directed the state to file objections.
On July 7, Qayoom was arrested and booked under PSA for “misusing the Bar platform for secessionist activities, providing legal aid to striking employees, encouraging stone-pelters and launching separate probes against incidents.” However, his first PSA was revoked and second was quashed by the High Court.
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