Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday rejected an application by the wife of Jamaat-e-Islami J&K chief, Abdul Hameed Ganie, seeking his release on parole to attend the marriage ceremony of his daughter on September 3.
However, a bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan directed jail authorities in Kathua to make arrangements to enable the detainee to watch the marriage ceremony through virtual mode.
The Jamaat chief is lodged under Public Safety Act since February last year when the organization was banned by the union government and many of its leaders and workers were arrested.
The court’s rejection of the application seeking his release followed the government’s opposition against the release.
Senior Additional Advocate General, B.A. Dar, submitted before the court that a representation was submitted by Mst Lateefa Bano to the government for the release of her husband on the parole which was “not considered”.
The Senior AAG produced a copy of communication bearing (no.CID/BR/H-02/2019/BUD/ 1476) dated August 31, 2020, before the court.
“Perusal whereof reveals that a representation filed by Mst Lateefa Bano for release of detenu on parole, has not been considered,” the court observed adding, “In view of above, application on hand is rejected.”
However, the court said that the Superintendent District Jail Kathua shall make arrangements to enable the detainee to watch the marriage ceremony of his daughter on September 3 “through virtual mode, WhatsApp mode or any other mode that would be available to the concerned authorities.”
In this connection, the court asked Ganie’s counsel to provide telephone number(s) to B.A. Dar, Sr. AAG, so that he is in a position to forward the same to the concerned authorities for making the arrangements. GNS
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