CBI seeks cancellation of Pahloo’s bail

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 19: The CBI today moved a court here seeking the cancellation of bail to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) terrorist Rafiq Pahloo in the 1990 Indian Air Force officers’ killing case and the 1989 Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case.
Both the terror-related cases came up for hearing in the special TADA court today, Senior Additional Advocate General and chief prosecutor of CBI Monika Kohli said.
Pahloo has been granted bail in the two cases but was arrested in Srinagar recently along with several others for trying to revive separatist activities.
JKLF chief Yasin Malik, also an accused in the killing and the kidnapping cases, could not attend the proceedings through video conferencing facility due to some “technical glitch”.
Pahloo alias “Nanaji” was among 10 terrorists arrested by police in July from a hotel in a case related to the conspiracy of reviving banned JKLF and separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference in the Valley. He is presently lodged in Central Jail Srinagar on judicial remand.
As the proceedings in both the cases started today, Kohli said, the CBI moved an application for the cancellation of Pahloo’s bail in the two cases, informing the special TADA court that he had violated the conditions of the bail by indulging in separatist activities.
The court directed the Superintendent of Central Jail to produce Pahloo on the next date of hearing through the virtual mode and it is most likely that his bail in both the cases will be cancelled, she said.
The court has set September 16 as next date of hearing in the IAF killing case and October 1 for the Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case for cross examination of the witnesses, Kohli said.