Court rejects bail application of PDP leader Waheed Parra

Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a special court in Srinagar Thursday rejected the bail plea of PDP leader Waheed Parra, the second time in five months, and decided to hear on Friday the arguments on the chargesheet filed against him.

Parra is considered a close aide of PDP Chief, Mehbooba Mufti.

The in-camera proceedings had been hearing the arguments of defence and prosecution over the maintainability of the case filed against Parra, who was initially arrested by the NIA in a different case, officials said. The complete judgement on the rejection of the bail application would be made available Friday, they said.

In a related development, the court also said that it would begin hearing arguments on the charges filed against Parra from Friday.

This is the second time in the last five months that the court has rejected Parra’s bail application.

Dismissing the bail plea in February, the court had said the charges against him were “grave, serious and heinous in nature”.

Parra was detained by the Criminal Investigation Department (Kashmir) and brought from Jammu on a transit remand, after his release by an NIA court on January 9. India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Parra on November 25 in a separate case.