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Er. Rashid To Remain in Jail For Now, Next Hearing on

Er. Rashid, a prominent political figure and the recently elected representative from the Baramulla Parliamentary constituency, will remain in custody for the time being. The Delhi Patiala House Court has postponed the hearing regarding his bail plea by five days, with the next session scheduled for June 23. This decision came after an exhaustive session of arguments from both sides, overseen by Additional Sessions Judge Chander Jit.

During the hearing, the counsel for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) argued strongly against granting interim bail to Er. Rashid. They contended that doing so might set a precedent that could affect other cases involving similar accusations. Er. Rashid has been incarcerated in Delhi’s Tihar jail for over five years on charges related to militant funding under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Despite his imprisonment, Er. Rashid secured a significant victory in the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency. His competitors included well-known political figures such as Omar Abdullah from JKNC, Sajjad Gani Lone from JKPC, and Fayaz Ahmad Mir from JKPDP. This victory underscores his substantial support base and political influence within the region.

The timing of this legal development is particularly critical, as the first session of the new Parliament is set to commence on June 24 and will continue until July 3. This session is crucial for the newly elected members, including Er. Rashid, who are expected to participate actively in parliamentary proceedings.

Adding to the urgency, the election for the Lok Sabha Speaker is slated for June 26. This event is a key fixture in the parliamentary calendar, and Er. Rashid’s presence and participation are considered vital, given his recent electoral mandate.

Er. Rashid’s continued detention raises questions about his ability to fulfill his parliamentary duties and the broader implications for his constituents in Baramulla. His legal team and supporters remain hopeful that the upcoming hearing on June 23 will result in a favorable outcome, allowing him to attend the parliamentary session.

This case remains dynamic, with updates expected as the hearing date approaches. The outcome will not only impact Er. Rashid’s immediate future but also potentially influence similar cases under the UAPA.

Stay tuned for further developments as this situation evolves, with implications for both the legal and political landscapes.

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