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Bail of DDC member accused in assaulting tehsildar rejected

BANDIPORA: A local court in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of a district development council member (DDC) of the Jammu and Kashmir Apni party, who was booked and arrested for allegedly assaulting a tehsildar during an official visit.

According to the details available (CJM) Bandipora rejected the bail plea of DDC member from Arin block, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Rather on the grounds that the investigation of the case was at infancy and admitting accused to bail would derail the investigation of the case.

The bail order, announced by CJM Bandipora, Abdul Qayoom Mir stated that in the interest of justice, bail application moved by Ld. counsel for applicant is rejected.

“As per report of police the investigation with regard to accused is going on and the investigation has not been completed yet. The investigation of the case is at infancy and admitting accused to bail would derail investigation,” read the order.

It reads that as the accused has beaten the government officer especially Tehsildar Bandipora and has snatched essential revenue documents from them during performing their duty is a worst form of conduct/behavior which is not expected from any person in a civilized society and same lowers down dignity of officers in the eyes of society.

“Offence is against society at large as public servant has been attacked. Keeping in view above discussion and in the interest of justice bail application moved by Ld. counsel for applicant is rejected. However, this order shall have no effect on main challan which shall be decided on its own merits,” it reads.

Notably, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Rather of JK Apni Party was booked and arrested under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 392 (punishment for robbery) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty) after he allegedly assaulted tehsildar Bandipora during a road inspection work in Kudara village two weeks ago.

An official said that the accused DDC member had assaulted Tehsildar Bandipora, Sheikh Tariq when he was accompanying ACR Bandipora to inspect the construction of a road in the village

It is pertinent to mention that the accused DDC member had joined the JK Apni Party recently after winning the DDC election from Arin block.

Notably, the accused DDC member was remanded to 10-days of police custody by a local court on July 05.(ANH)


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