NEW DELHI: Rejecting the bail plea of a militant convicted in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast case, the Supreme Court today said it would be better for those involved in killing of innocents to forget their families.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar denied permission for interim bail to alleged Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front (JKIF) militant Mohammad Naushad, who wanted to attend his daughter’s marriage on February 28.
“If someone is involved in heinous offence of indiscriminate killing of innocents, then it’s better he forgets his family ties. No parole or interim bail should be granted to them to attend any family exigencies,” the bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, said.
Naushad, in his plea, had contended that he has been in jail for the past two decades and wanted to attend his daughter’s marriage.
JKIF terrorists had triggered explosives kept in a stolen Maruti car setting off a high intensity blast in the Lajpat Nagar market on May 21, 1996, claiming 12 lives. (AGENCIES)