Sex racket accused file bail applications in Jammu

The alleged accused, booked by CBI, in the sex racket in Jammu, have moved bail applications in a court in Jammu.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 16:03 IST

A Jammu and Kashmir Police official and a senior BSF officer, arrested by the CBI for their alleged involvement in the sex racketin Jammu, have moved bail applications in a court in Jammu.

While Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ashraf Mir's wife filed a bail application in the court of the chief judicial magistrate on behalf of her husband on Wednesday, an advocate moved a bail application on behalf of BSF Deputy Inspector General KS Padhi in the court on Tuesday.

The court fixed June 16 and 19 for hearing the bail applications of Mir and Padhi respectively and asked the CBI to file its objections by the date of hearing.

Mir's wife had earlier applied for his bail in the High Court, after the division bench monitoring the CBI probe into the sex racket, barred any lower court from granting bail to the accused unless the matter was brought to its notice.

Nine people, including Sabeena, the alleged kingpin of the racket, have been arrested so far in connection with the racket that sparked widsespread protests across the Kashmir valley last month.

The chief judicial magistrate has the authority to issue bail. The High Court has only directed that it should get prior information in case bail is granted, Assistant Solicitor General and CBI counsel Shabir A Naik said.

First Published: Jun 14, 2006 16:03 IST