Aasiya Andrabi bail cancelled in terrorism charges

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Aasiya Andrabi bail cancelled in terrorism charges

SRINAGAR - The Occupied Jammu and Kashmir High Court cancelled the bail granted to banned Dukhtaraan-e-Milat’s chief Aasiya Andrabi and four others in a terror-related case, saying the trial court had exercised the discretion to grant bail in an “erroneous manner”.

On Saturday, the division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice M K Hanjura quashed the order of Aanantnag Additional Sessions Court, granting bail to Andrabi and four others last month.

They had been arrested by the Anantnag Police in April this year for allegedly planning to organise a large-scale demonstration and stone-pelting in South Kashmir.

The police did not release Andrabi despite being granted bail by the court and arrested her in a different case. In the meantime, they approached the Law Department to challenge the trail court’s order.

Since Swayam Prakash Pani took over as the inspector general of police (Kashmir range), special emphasis was being laid on pursuing all cases against separatists and to ensure that justice was delivered at the earliest.

The high court cancelled the bail of Andrabi and others in the case after the police submitted its case diaries and the investigation carried out.