Court rejects bail of 5 cops
Srinagar, Apr 28: A local court has rejected the bail applications of five policemen arrested on the charges of extortion in city outskirts on April 20.
The court of Judge Small Causes keeping in view the evidence against the accused rejected the bail application of assistant sub-inspector Maqsood Ahmad and constables Nasir Hussain, Feroze Ahmad, Javaid Ahmad and Ajmal.
Court observed that granting of bail to the accused at the preliminary stage of investigations would hamper the ongoing investigations.
Court further said there was prima facie evidence against accused in the involvement of the “extortion” and granting them bail would hamper prosecution witnesses.
Judge Maqsood Ahmad in its order said, “It is not feasible to give concession of bail to the five accused policemen.”
He said policemen were under oath to protect the life and honour of every citizen. “But in the present case there is prima facie evidence against the accused in the involvement of offence. They have committed such an offence which they were supposed to curtail under law,” judge said.
Court said the accused have damaged the reputation of the police department. “The involvement of the accused has aggravated the situation and has put a question mark upon the whole police department,” court observed.
On April 20, police arrested five policemen including an ASI on charges of extortion.
Prior to their (policemen) arrest a sumo driver, Khursheed Ahmad of Ganderbal lodged a complaint at Nigeen police stating that five policemen in civvies stopped him near Nowhatta in old city and demanded money from him.
“The driver was told by these policemen to come to Taelbal Bus Adda on April 20 and take the documents,” a police official said.
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Lastupdate on : Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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