HC dismisses petitions of for release of NC leaders


Jammu, Aug 26: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey dismissed bunch of petitions filed by National Conference seeking release of their leaders from House arrest.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while dismissing the petitions observed that Advocate General has appeared through Virtual mode alongwith Mr B.A. Dar, learned Senior Additional Advocate General, and has fully supported the stand of the respondents by informing the Court that the petitioner was neither put under house arrest at his residence nor was his liberty curbed/ jeopardized. The learned Advocate General further submits that the petitioner is freely moving around not only in the City of Srinagar, but also in other parts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and that only bald allegations have been made by the petitioner in his petition against the respondents.
Sharik Jan Reyaz, the counsel, appearing on behalf of the petitioner, submits that the petitioner was not allowed to move out of his residence since 5th of August, 2020 compelling him to approach this Court through the medium of the instant petition, however, in the recent past, the petitioner has been, now, allowed to move out of his residence. In this backdrop, the learned counsel pleads that the petitioner does not want to press this petition any further. The statement of the learned counsel is taken on record.
Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey observed that on perusal of the response so filed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, a clear stand has been taken, duly supported by the Advocate General, that the petitioner was neither put under house arrest nor his liberty curbed/ jeopardized. Be that as it may, in view of the statement made by the counsel for the petitioner, this Court has no scope for hearing/ deciding the matter on merits and return findings/ observations. In that view of the matter, the instant petition is dismissed as not pressed. Interim directions, if any, subsisting as on date, shall stand vacated.

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