DSP lynching case: NIA Court grants bail to 17 accused


SRINAGAR: An NIA court has granted bail to 17 persons accused in the “lynching to death” of a Police officer outside Jamia Masjid in Kashmir capital Srinagar in 2017.  On June 22, 2017, the officer DySP Muhammad Ayub Pandit was lynched to death when people were observing Shab-e-Qadr outside Jamia Masjid, Nowhatta.

In all, 20 accused are facing trial in the case under FIR 51/2017 under Sections 302, 148, 149, 392, and 341 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) and 13 of the UA(P) Act.  M S Manhas, Special Judge of NIA in an 81-page order said “This court is also conscious of the fact that there are stringent conditions for bail under Section 497 (1) (ii) of CrPC Act but the said condition will apply if after perusing the entire material and the statement of witnesses recorded during trial, this court will believe that there are reasonable grounds believing that the accused person or applicant is guilty of an offense mentioned in the charge sheet.”

The accused granted bail included Dawood Fayaz Zargar, Adil Siraj Misger, both residents of Gani Mohallah Nowhatta Srinagar, Danish Rahim Mir of Rathpora Eidgah, Sameer Ahmad Khan of Karfali Mohallah, Musavir Ahmad Bhat of Wanganpora, Eidgah, Mubashir Nazir Bhat of Chaidoub, Safa Kadal, Khalid Rasool Sheikh of Malik Sahab Gojwara, Juweez Hassan Khan of Nowhatta, Seerat-ul-Hassan Dhar of Mir Mohalla Malaratha, Bilal Ahmad Lone of Saidpora, Eidgah, Arsalan Ahmad Bungri of Jamia Masjid, Nowhatta, Faisal Manzoor Khan of Wazir Bagh Rajbagh, Danish Ayoub Bodu of Sazgaripora, Hawal, Owais Muneer Bhat of Rangpora, Illahibagh, Urooj Afaq Bhat of Chandpora, Nowhatta, Iqbal Ahmad Khan of Chandoora, Nowhatta and Imran Nabi Wani of Khoja Bazaar, Nowhatta. (KDC)



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