Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, instead of releasing journalist Sajad Gul after he was granted bail by a court in the territory, the authorities implicated him in another fake case.
Sajad Gul has been arrested by the Indian police days after he posted a video of family members and relatives raising anti-India slogans after the martyrdom of their kin, during a cordon and search operation (CASO), in Srinagar.
He was detained in an Indian Army raid on January 5 and was later handed over to the police.
A court in Bandipora district yesterday granted him bail and ordered his release. However, instead of releasing him, the authorities said that another FIR has been registered against Sajad Gul for attempted murder and he is now arrested in connection with that case.
An Indian police official told reporters that Sajad Gul was in custody in connection with another case registered against him on January 3, 2022.
Sajad Gul’s lawyer Umair Ronga said that when the release orders reached Hajan police station, the family members were informed. The family members were forced to wait a few hours and were told that the journalist would not be released due to another FIR. He said apparently another case has been registered against him for obstructing the execution of court orders.