STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Jammu Ashwani Sharma rejected the bail application of Waqar Bhatti who used seditious words against security forces.After hearing Senior PO Rohit Gupta with Prosecuting Officer Arvind Manhas for the State whereas Advocates Vivek Sharma and Amit Kumar for the applicant, the court observed that Waqar Bhatti, son of Mohammad Bashir Bhatti, resident of Saaj Tehsil Thannamandi Rajouri at present Malik Market, Jammu with criminal intention is posting objectionable comments against the government on social networking sites condemning Government of India, Governor of J&K and Security forces for eliminating Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jhatt and his associate during encounter in Budgam, Kashmir and alleging that security forces are spreading terror in Kashmir and the Government is silent and all the agencies in India should open their eyes and ears as they are not deaf and dumb.The court observed that these objectionable remarks/posts on social networking sites may create law and order problem in the area and SHO Bahu Fort, Jammu is requested that before proceeding further into the matter necessary permission/complaint in terms of Section 196 CrPC is required for taking cognisance Under Section 124-A RPC. Upon this, the court held, “In exercise of the power vested in me under Section 196 CrPC, SHO Bahu Fort, Jammu is directed to register a case under Section 124-A RPC against the accused.Court further observed that objectionable remarks by the accused over the social networking sites in the present case are more serious and the accused does not deserves the concession of bail at this stage as the investigation being at its nascent stage.
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