JE’s Suicide: Court Denies Bail to Husband, 2 Others   

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Srinagar— A court here on Saturday rejected bail plea of husband of a young engineer in state’s irrigation and flood control department, who was allegedly forced by him and other family members to commit suicide in May this year.  

Besides Javaid Ahmad Bangri of Illahi Bagh Soura, the husband of the engineer Mudasir Aziz, Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Aijaz Ahmad Khan also rejected the plea of Javaid’s sister— Naziya Shafi and his aunt—Sabeena Majid.

The court passed the order after hearing public prosecutor and defence counsel in the case.

Mudasir Aziz reportedly committed suicide by jumping into river Jhelum near Old Zaina Kadal Bridge. Her body was recovered on June 23 in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

An FIR (First Information report) 29/2017 was registered in police station M.R Gunj. The police arrested three persons from her in-laws family including her husband and booked them under sections 306 RPC (abetment of suicide), 498A RPC (domestic violence) and 120B RPC (criminal conspiracy).

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted by the police headed by Deputy Superintend of Police Khanyar, to probe the death of the engineer.

Earlier the anticipatory bail of the trio was rejected by principal district and sessions on August 14 after the public prosecution sought their custody to conclude investigations.

The accused then approached Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar for regular bail and the same was rejected by the court, observing that offence alleged against the trio was “grave and injurious to conscious of society.”

Senior Prosecuting Officer Mohammad Saleem, assisted by prosecuting officer Sayed Nadeem Hussain argued that accused persons were involved in heinous non-bailable offences and do not deserve concession of bail.

The accused had been pestering and demanding dowry from the deceased for a considerable period of time, the prosecution said and claimed they were responsible for the suicide of the woman. “The investigating is still going on that if the accused would be released on bail they may hamper and temper the investigation and hence they don’t deserve the bail,” they said.

Naziya Shafi and Sabeena Majid are presently lodged in Women’s police station Rambagh while Javaid is at police station Nowhatta.

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