January 3, 2021

Court denies bail to man, accused of beating Govt Employee in Bandipora

Bandipora: A local court in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Friday denied bail to a person accused of “ruthlessly” beating a government employee, thereby resulting in grave injuries to the victim.

According to the details with this newspaper one Nazir Ahmad Malla son of Mohammad Maqbool Malla, a resident of Qazipora village of Bandipora was denied bail by the court of judicial magistrate Bandipora.

Nazir Ahmad Malla is accused of “ruthlessly” beating a govt employee and causing him grave head injuries and subsequently the accused was arrested under case FIR No. 141/2020 of PS Bandipora under section 307, 354-B, 341, 326, 34 and 382 IPC.

The accused had moved a bail application through his counsel Advocate Shoaib Dewani and associates, on the grounds that he has not indulged in any act that constitutes an offence. Notably, along with Nazir, his two sons namely—Irshad Ahmad Malla and Pervaiz Ahmad Malla are also accused in this case and are already under police custody.

Nazir’s two sons had also applied for the bail application in this case, however, they later withdrew their applications and only Nazir had moved his bail application. Nazir was arrested on December 17, 2020 and is under police custody at police station Bandipora. The learned counsel for the accused had moved the bail application before judicial magistrate Bandipora, Tawfeel Ahmad Mir (KCS).

As per the order issued by the judicial magistrate, the bail application was strongly contested by the prosecuting officer and assistant public prosecutor Advocate M Lateef Lone and Aadil Rasheed (JKPS).The order states that after hearing both the sides the bail application of the accused was denied considering the nature and severity of the crime and no plausible grounds were projected while seeking the bail for the accused.

“In the backdrop of what has been stated and after considering the nature of offence, severity of punishment and stage of investigation, I deem it proper to reject the present application as no plausible ground has been projected in the application for indulgence of this court in granting bail to accused,” the order states. The order further states that it goes without saying that any observations touching the merits of the case against the accused are purely for the purpose of deciding the question of grant of bail only and accordingly bail application is disposed off as dismissed.

 

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