Ganderbal Fake Encounter Case: Supreme Court rejects accused police officer’s bail plea

Srinagar: The Supreme Court of India dismissed the application for bail by a police driver, Farooq Ahmad Padroo, accused along with the former SSP Ganderbal Hans Raj Parihar and others in the infamous fake encounter killings of carpenter Abdul Rehman Padroo and Ghulam Nabi Wani of Kokernag, a cloth merchant, in 2006.

“The Special Leave Petition is dismissed. Pending application filed in the matter also stands disposed of,” said a division bench of Justices N.V. Ramana  and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar.

“Having regard to the facts and circumstances of this case, we direct the concerned Trial Court (Sessions court Bandipora) to expedite the trial,” the court added.  

Farooq Ahmad Padroo had moved the apex court against J&K high court’s dismissal of bail to him in December 2017.  

Padroo is facing trial in two cases—FIR No.52/2000 police station Sumbal for commission of offences punishable under Sections 302 (murder), 364(abduction), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 201(causing disappearance of evidence), 344 (wrongful confinement) RPC and FIR No.06/2007 at police station Batamaloo for commission of offences punishable under Sections 302, 364, 120-B, 201 RPC. 

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