HC denies bail to Pak spy

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 2: High Court has rejected the bail application of Pankaj Sharma of Tarore, Samba, who was working as an operative of Pakistani intelligence agencies and arrested by Police Post Narwal on 04.03.3020.
After hearing Senior Advocate KS Johal for the applicant whereas AAG Aseem Sawhney for the UT, Justice Sanjay Dhar observed, “the petitioner is alleged to have hobnobbed with ISI of Pakistan and passed on photographs of vital installations and troops movement to them”, adding “it is an open secret that the country, particularly, Union Territory of J&K is facing onslaught of terrorist activities from the neighbouring country, which is orchestrated by ISI of Pakistan. Therefore, providing of vital information and photographs to the intelligence agency of an enemy country, to my mind, is nothing but waging war against the country”.
“A perusal of the charge- sheet shows that the investigation in the case is not complete and only part of the investigation has been completed in consequence whereof, the charge-sheet has been laid against the petitioner before the trial court”, High Court said, adding “it is clearly stated in the charge-sheet that co-accused in this case, who belong to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Maharashtra, are yet to be arrested and interrogated”.
“If petitioner is granted bail, at this stage, it is definitely going to hamper further investigation of the case and in fact it may derail further investigation of the case”, High Court said, adding “the material on record shows that the petitioner has connection with agents living in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and as such, the possibility of his fleeing from the course of justice cannot be ruled out”.
With these observations, High Court rejected the bail application.