Budgam, Aug 12, KDC: In a significant development, the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Budgam has rejected the bail applications of two individuals accused of brutally stabbing a youth in Budgam. The decision comes in the wake of a disturbing incident that shocked the local community and has sparked widespread outrage.
The incident involved the stabbing of a young individual in the area of Budgam. The victim, identified as Saqib Ali Bhat sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
The accused, identified as Fida Hussain Bhat and Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, were arrested by Budgam Police on 01 August. The police acted promptly to gather evidence and statements from witnesses, leading to the identification and subsequent arrest of the alleged assailants.
However, Police report was called from the SHO Police Station Budgam, which on perusal reveals that the complainant approached police station with written complaint, that the accused persons namely Firdous Ahmad Bhat, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, Mushtaq Ali Son of Gh Ahmad R/o Zabbar Mohalla Budgam have attacked the brother of complainant with sharp edged knife and the brother of the complainant sustained injuries in neck, abdominal and arm, which amounts to the cognizance and non-bailable offences and FIR 209/2023 was registered for the commission of offences under section. 34,307/IPC.
During the bail hearing, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Noor Mohammad Mir considered the gravity of the charges against the accused and the potential threat they might pose to the victim and the community at large. Citing concerns over public safety and the severity of the crime, the Magistrate denied bail for both accused individuals.
“The accused persons are involved in serious, heinous and non- bailable offences and they do not deserve the concession of bail, read an order.
“The investigation of the case is at the beginning and there is every likelihood that the accused may dissuade the prosecution witnesses from disclosing true facts before the investigating agency. There is every apprehension that if the accused are admitted on bail at this stage, they would attempt to influence the process of investigation.
“Keeping into consideration the gravity and seriousness of offence along with the injuries suffered by the victim/injured and offence punishable under section 307/IPC in the instant FIR, the act committed by the accused has caused hurt to the person, and where punishment prescribed is life imprisonment, it reads.
Therefore the applications for bail being meritless, are accordingly rejected. Applications are accordingly disposed off, and be consigned to records after due completion, order further added. ( KDC)