Court denies bail to Pak trained militants

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 1: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu, Jang Bhadur Singh Jamwal today rejected the bail application of Pakistan trained militants– Sheeraj Ahmed, Faizia Bagum and Ghulam Ali.
According to the police case, Sheeraj Ahmed and Ghulam Ali crossed the border in 2000 and 2004 respectively for getting arms training in Pakistan. Later, Sheeraj Ahmed entered into wed lock with Faiza Begum. Thereafter all the three entered Jammu and Kashmir via Nepal.
On February 1, 2009, Chanderkote Police received an information that some militants were planning to damage the infrastructure of Baglihar Project. Accordingly, Sheeraj Ahmed, Faizia Begum and Ghulam Ali were arrested.
After hearing both the sides, Principal Sessions Judge observed, “the offences alleged to have been committed by trio fall within the ambit of Section 3 AEO, which attracts death penalty or life imprisonment”, adding “Section 497 CrPC provides that the Court shall not grant the bail where the offence is punishable with death or imprisonment of life”.
“The investigation is still at infancy stage. There is every likelihood that accused may jump over the bail and cross over the border. The possibility of the accused not attending the trial and jumping over the bail cannot be ruled out”, the Court further observed while rejecting the bail application.