NIA Court grants 15-day judicial remand of Dy Jail Superintendent, others

JAMMU, SEP 6: Special Judge NIA, Haq Nawaz Zargar today sent Deputy Superintendent of Ambphalla Jail, Feroz Ahmed Lone and Ishaq Palla, who were arrested by NIA in an alleged terror conspiracy case, to 15 days judicial remand. Special Judge NIA Court Jammu, after perusal of the application moved found ‘genuine’ and remanded the accused to judicial custody for 15 days and ordered that both the accused persons shall be kept in the District Jail Amphalla, Jammu.
While granting remand, the Court observed that the prayer made by the NIA seems to be genuine and as such, the present application is allowed. Feroz Lone was arrested by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for allegedly conniving with the main accused, Ishaq Palla, to send Kashmiri youth Suhail Ahmad Bhat and Danish Ghulam Lone to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for arms-training. A meeting in this regard took place on October 25, 2017, at the Central Jail, Srinagar, where Feroz Lone, a resident of Budgam, who was then posted as the Deputy Jail Superintendent, the NIA said. “Palla, a resident of Shopian, was lodged in Srinagar Jail in a different case and was instrumental in hatching the conspiracy from there. He was actively assisted by Feroz Lone,” alleged the agency. “The case pertains to an attempt by Bhat and Danish Lone, who were arrested earlier, to travel to PoK for arms training to wage war against the State. They were motivated by Palla,” the NIA said. Bhat and Danish Lone were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kupwara district near the Line of Control while trying to cross-over to PoK on October 30, 2017. They were reportedly going to join the militant outfit, Hizbul Mujahideen. The NIA said that the duo was in constant touch with each other through the blackberry messenger during entire month of October before being apprehended.