Court denies bail to accused in fake appointments case

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 19: Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu, A K Koul today rejected the bail application of one Mushtaq Ahmed, a resident of Dream City Patta Paloura, who was booked by the Crime Branch in fake appointments case.
“It is true that liberty of a law abiding citizen means he can think, speak and move without any hindrance from any person, but it has to be matched with social security which means peace and good order of the community in which he lives. In this case, the petitioner has allegedly defrauded a section of the society by portraying himself to be a retired Army Brigadier”, the court said.
“He has received a huge amount of money from very poor people in lieu of fake appointment orders. How can one justify these acts more so when evidence has come forth which prima facie suggest his involvement? So the argument of counsel for petitioner does not appeal to common sense and does not fulfill the basic logic for which it has been advanced”, the court further said.
“This is a case which certainly falls under exception to the settled rule “bail not jail”. The petitioner’s conduct pre and post registration of the case is highly questionable and further investigation is expected to reveal much more”, the court said while dismissing the bail petition.


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