|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 22: Supreme Court has again asked the counsels representing Talib Hussain, accused of raping his sister-in-law, to respond within one week.
He is facing serious criminal charges, including the charge that he raped his sister-in-law in a jungle and that he threatened her with a Toka (sharp-edged weapon).
The apex court has fixed August 29 as the next date of hearing. Lawyer representing him have sought some more time to file the response, saying the allegations leveled against Talib Hussain were "serious. " The apex court, on the one hand, refused to give any relief to Talib Hussain despite the repeated pleas made by his team of lawyers, including Senior Advocate Indira Jai Singh. This has happened for the second time in a row. But more than that, the Supreme Court again questioned the very habeas corpus writ filed by Talib Hussain, saying that he was already under custody and that he was produced before the concerned court in the case of rape he was allegedly involved.
The legal counsels of Talib Hussain's sister-in-law Advocates Dharamveer of Samba and Chandan Sharma of Jammu forcefully contested and countered all the claims made by and argument given by the Talib Hussain's team of counsels. They told the apex court that "Talib Hussain is a history-sheeter", that "as many as 10 FIRs have been filed against him in various police stations in Jammu and Samba districts" and that "he has already moved a bail application in the trial court at Jammu".
Charges against him include attempt to murder, rape, extortion and torturing wife and two daughters.
His father-in-law has called him "a Hurriyat agent and anti-social element" and his wife has filed an FIR against him in the Samba Police Station.