STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Third Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Subash C Gupta on Saturday rejected the bail application filed by Imtiyaz Ahmed Bhat, a Govt employee for carrying out terror activities at Kishtwar. According to police report, on September 28, 2019, an information was received by the police station, Kishtwar through their reliable source that some persons namely Nissar Ahmed, son of Bashir Ahmed Rather, resident of Hunjala Kishtwar and Asif have established a underground network for harbouring, providing transportation and other logistics services to the terrorists associated with the banned Organization Hizbul Mujahideen ( HM) for carrying out attacks against the security forces. It was also alleged that they are managing meetings with an active terrorist namely Mohammad Amin alias Jahangir Saroori for carrying out terrorist activities in the area. It was also alleged that afore-delineated acts of omission and commission are hurting the sovereignty and integrity of the country. On the basis of this report, a Case FIR No.230/2019 for the commission of offences under Sections 13, 18, 19, 38 and 39 UA(P) Act was lodged at police station Kishtwar. In the course of investigation, a mobile phone with duo sims bearing Nos. 9906012720 and 6005871300 was recovered from the possession of accused/applicant. After seizure in presence of local Magistrate, the same was sent to FSL for analysis and expert opinion. It is further found in the investigation that on January 10, 2019, from the possession of co-accused namely Asif Nazir Bhat, vehicle having Registration No: JK02 A-5134 was recovered, which was used by transportation of the local terrorists. In the course of investigation conducted so far, Investigating Officer has proved the commission of offences 13, 18, 19, 38 and 39 UA (P) Act against the applicant/accused Imtiayaz Ahmed Bhat. After hearing Additional Public Prosecutor Sanjay Kohli appearing for the prosecution, the court observed that accusation against the present applicant/accused is serious, heinous, grave and against the security, integrity and sovereignty of Union of India and of Union Territory of J&K. “There is sufficient incriminating material / evidence both, verbal as well as documentary collected by the Investigating officer in the matter, whereby for drawing an inference/opinion by this court that there are reasonable grounds existing for believing that the accusation against the applicant/accused is prima facie true. Having drawn such an inference, I am of the considered opinion that in view of existence of a specific bar under the relevant provisions of Proviso to Section 43-D (5) of UA(P) Act 1967, applicant /accused Imtiayaz Ahmed Bhat is not found entitled to bail”, the court observed. With these observations, the court rejected the bail application.
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