November 2002 News

Gilani''s bail plea rejected

16 November 2002
The Times of India

NEW DELHI: A Delhi sessions court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani''s son-in-law Iftikar Gilani who was arrested by Delhi Police on June 10 under the Official Secrets Act. However, additional sessions judge S N Gupta while rejecting Gilani''s bail plea gave liberty to the accused to file a fresh bail application before the trial court. Following this, his counsel V K Ohri immediately moved a fresh bail application in the court of chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) and the matter would be heard on Monday. The court also directed the investigating officer to confirm from competent authority within 15 days whether the papers allegedly recovered from the accused were ''secret'' or not. During the course of arguments, public prosecutor R P Yadav told the court that the accused could be released with certain conditions. However, when the court asked him to give it in writing, he refused to do so.


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