|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 30: The Courts in Jammu District heard cases through Whatsapp video calls and granted bails, remands and issued other orders on Monday.
These measures were taken to avoid assembly of people and prevent spread of Coronavirus infection. Special Judge NIA/POTA/TADA Court Subash C Gupta granted 15 days judicial remand of Shakir Bashir, Peer Tariq Ahmed, lnsha Jan, Mohammad Abass and Waiz ul Islam who were arrested by the NIA in connection with Pulwama attack.
Meanwhile Court also granted default bail of Mashood Ahmed, Mohammad Jaffer, Liyaqat Ali and Kousar Hussain who were allegedly involved in Kishtwar militancy case as police couldn’t produce challan in time.
Special Court after hearing Advs AK Sawhney and Vikar Hussain Salaria observed that On conjoint reading of Section 167 of code of Criminal Procedure and Section 43 of UA (P) Act, a legal conclusion can safely be drawn that on expiry of total period of detention of an accused for 180 days, on remand, he shall be released on bail, in eventuality of failure of the investigating agency to produce the Chargesheet in the court of law. (JNF)