Court rejects bail of lady for allegedly kidnapping old lady

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/2/2018 11:40:18 PM

JAMMU, Oct 2 (JNF): Sub-Judge Jammu Kusum Pandita rejected the bail application of Sonia Koul wife of Tirloki Nath Koul, of Room No. 12, Lane No.12, Block No. 58, Jagti Nagrota Jammu through her nephew Ajit Kumar, son of Daulat Ram, of Banjar, Karrara, Tehsil and District Doda who was allegedly involved with his son in kidnapping of old lady.
Sub-Judge Jammu Kusum Pandita after hearing Senior PO Puja Nijhon for the State observed that the accused Ajay Koul son of Late Triloki Nath Koul with the help of applicant kidnapped the old lady and kept her in illegal confinement in some unknown place outside the State.
Court further observed that the prosecution has converted the application inter alia on the ground that offence committed by the accused is non-bailable and heinous and carries severe punishment. The offense committed is against the society at large and against the victim in particular. The investigation of\he case is at initial stage and moreover the main accused is yet to be arrested and if the accused is released on bail, the faith of the common man as well as complainant in the criminal justice system will be shattered.
As per police report and CD file the lady allegedly kidnapped is a senior citizen with several ailments and her where about are not known till date. Perusal of CD file further bring to the fore that the investigation of the case is still in progress and whereabouts of the co-accused who allegedly has taken away the mother of the complainant by kidnapping her have not been ascertained as yet and in case application is allowed at this stage, there is every likelihood of further investigation being hampered. Moreover the accused have allegedly committed the offence which is against the larger interests of the society and grant of bail at this stage to one of the accused will encourage the moral of the people for commission of such offenses in future as well.
Sub-Judge Jammu after hearing Senior PO Puja Nijhon observed that investigation of the case is at its inception as yet and the offence allegedly committed by the accused is very serious in nature. Therefore the application in hand is rejected and shall be consigned to records after due compilation.



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