Hawala case: HC asks DGP to specify detention grounds
Jammu, Feb 12: In a Hawala case, the High Court here has directed the Director General of Police to specify the grounds of detention of the accused Jamali Khan, an employee of the Mumbai Mercantile Cooperative Bank.
Justice Sunil Hali after hearing both sides directed the DGP to file an affidavit indicating the ground of detention of the accused, as the detention order under PSA earlier passed by the concerned authorities had been revoked on September 23, 2009.
Affidavit, to be filed by or before February 17 shall also disclose the place where the petitioner has been detained, the Court directed further.
Jamali Khan, accused of being associated with Hizbul Mujahideen, was arrested allegedly with Rs 46, 89, 500 recovered from CNG cylinder, a Logo of HM outfit, cash worth Rs 2.5 lakh, a walkman and a mobile when he was on way to Srinagar in a Tata-Sumo.
The police said the accused was allegedly engaged by GM Bhat, allegedly a Hawala Courier Messenger for handing over the Hawala consignment to Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.
The accused was detained under PSA vide order dated July, 2009 passed by District Magistrate Udhampur. The accused challenged the detention order before the High Court, where Additional Advocate General Jagdish Parihar submitted that the detention order has been revoked.
Counsel for the petitioner Advocate RM Tufail, on the other hand, contended that despite revocation of the order, petitioner is in continuous detention.
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