Para Shifted To Kot Bhalwal Jail

Srinagar: PDP youth President, Wheed-ur-Rehman Parra who is facing detention in connection with a case UAPA alleging a “nexus” between unnamed politicians and militant outfits in Kashmir was shifted from Srinagar central jail to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

Parra was detained in November last year, three days after he filed his nomination papers for the District Development Council (DDC) elections, by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a case against former J&K police officer Davinder Singh.

According to the NIA, Para, who went on to win the polls, was allegedly in touch with one of the accused. The PDP had denied the charges.

On January 10 this year, a special court granted bail to Waheed Parra in the NIA case, saying that the “offences, particularly falling under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), are not prima facie made out”.

A few hours after his release (on bail), he was arrested and detained by the Counter- Intelligence in Kashmir (CIK) under a different charge related to providing financial support to militant groups. On 11 January 2021, he was formally charged and transferred to Srinagar under the custody of CIK. He appeared before court with a lawyer for a bail hearing. Bail was denied and he remains in remand.

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