NIA court Jammu dismisses bail plea of PhD Scholar, Journalist

NIA court Jammu dismisses bail plea of PhD Scholar, Journalist

Srinagar: Special Judge NIA court Jammu on Friday dismissed bail application of Journalist Fahad Shah and PhD scholar Aala Fazili in connection with alleged “highly provocative and seditious’ article published in 2011.

In a statement issued here to GNA, State Investigation Agency (SIA), which is investigating the case, said that the Special Judge NIA, Jammu dismissed the bail application of accused persons namely Abdul Aala Fazili son of Late Mohammad Rafi Fazili of Humhama Chowk near Airport Road Budgam and Peerzada Shah Fahad son of Basir Ahmed Shah of Samboora Pulwama, at present Dawood Colony, Anchar, Soura, District Srinagar, Kashmir, J&K, “involved in Unlawful Activities to propagate the false narrative of the secessionist as well as the (militants) to disintegrate the sovereignty and unity of Union of India and to motivate the Kashmiri youth to exhilarate the subversive activities against the popular government in case FIR No. 01/2022 U/s 13, 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act {UA(P)A} and 120B, 121, 124, 153B of Indian Penal Code (IPC), being investigated by State Investigation Agency (SIA), Jammu.

The SIA said that the accused Abdul Aala Fazili had written an article “The Shackles of Slavery will Break” and published it in the monthly magazine “The Kashmir Wala” as a part of the “ongoing strategy to build and propagate the false narrative against Union of India to disruption the territorial integrity by seceding the Jammu and Kashmir and annexing with Pakistan.” The write-up is highly provocative, seditious and intended to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir to abet the gullible youth to take the path of violence and create communal unrest, it said.

“It is worthwhile to mention here that the State Investigation Agency (SIA) is a Specialized Agency, which has been constituted by the Government of Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for the investigation and prosecution of militancy-related cases,” it said, adding, “State Investigation Agency (SIA) has begun a war against the mentors of these types of false narratives.” (GNS)

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