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Punjab and Haryana High Court grants bail to UAPA accused

Saurabh Malik

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, July 16

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom has directed the discharge of an accused in a case below the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act after observing that there was no materials to attach him with the allegations.

The petitioner, Gurpal Singh, was in search of bail within the FIR registered on the police station of the State Particular Operations Cell, Mohali, District Intelligence Wing (CID), in March final yr for the homicide and different offences below Sections 302, 307, 382, 384, 392 of the IPC. Sure Sections of Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act had been added afterward.

Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu noticed the prosecution’s case was {that a} cell handset was recovered from Gagandeep Singh, alias Decide. As per the evaluation report, the cell phone had 256 contacts, together with 127 worldwide. All contacts had been code-worded. The accused had been being instructed from their bosses overseas. Their international counterparts offered them monetary support by hawala and different modes.

The prosecution had additionally claimed that their hyperlinks with international counterparts had been established by Web dongles additionally. The accused had been involved with one another and much throughout the border with fashionable info know-how devices like walky-talky units. They procured harmful unlawful weapons and had been additionally in contact with the “notorious secret company ISI of Pakistan” by these walky-talky units.

Justice Sidhu asserted the allegations gave the impression to be very severe. However there gave the impression to be no materials to attach the petitioner with it. His particular position within the actions allegedly attracting offences below the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act was not forthcoming from the cost sheet.

Past merely asserting that the petitioner and the opposite accused had been concerned in terrorist actions, the State counsel had not been in a position to level out any materials collected throughout investigation to attach the petitioner with the accusations sought to be made and to point that the allegations in opposition to the petitioner concerning the offences below the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act, had been prima facie true. The truth is, no particular act attracting these offences had been identified.

“The international contacts are recorded within the cell handset recovered from Gagandeep Singh, alias Decide. How the petitioner is linked therewith isn’t forthcoming. Additionally it is not the case of the prosecution that any of these contacts is concerned in selling anti-national actions,” the Bench concluded.

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