Court Rejects Bail Of ‘Faith Healer’, Sent To Judicial Custody

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Srinagar- A local court in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday rejected a bail plea of a faith healer arrested for allegedly duping women of cash, jewellery and other valuables.

According to reports, the court of Judicial Magistrate Bandipora rejected the bail application of the accused, who was earlier granted bail on January 08.

The instant application was moved by APP seeking cancellation of interim bail granted to the accused / non - applicant by the court vide order dated 08-01-2022 in the FIR no 25/2021 US 420, 452, 380 IPC on the grounds that the accused is also involved in other FIRs of same nature in various other police stations.

Objections were called from other sides who filed objections to the instant applications. The counsel for the accused resisted the instant application on the ground that prosecution has filed a misconceived and false application.

"The alleged act of the accused is not only against an individual but it is offense against the whole society, which is very serious in nature, because we are living in a society where people especially women folk have a lot of faith in PEER BABAS, but when this faith is violated / exploited by some fake persons, then it strikes at the core of our faith," the court observed.

"Prima facie it seems that the accused has been repeating the same offence again and again and even he has been successful in his misconceived adventure" reads the order.

The accused has been granted bail in all other FIRs , but time and again he has been repeating those offences not only in his parent district but cases of similar nature have been reported against him in other districts also .

"Thus, keeping in view, the behavior and the track record of the accused and the fact as to how he has been exploiting the faith and innocence of women in carrying out his mala - fide intentions, I am of considered opinion that such accused is not entitled to the concession of bail and therefore the instant application deserves to be allowed, which is accordingly allowed by cancelling the interim bail granted in favour of the accused by this court vide order dated 01/12/2021.”

Accused has been sent to judicial custody at District jail Baramulla. (KNO)

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