UAPA chargesheet filed against PDP’s Waheed Parra

J&Okay POLICE Tuesday filed a chargesheet beneath sections of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against PDP youth president Waheed Parra in reference to a case alleging a “nexus” between unnamed politicians and militant outfits in Kashmir.

The chargesheet against Parra, who’s in detention, was submitted in an area court docket by Counter Intelligence Kashmir (CIK), which is the anti-militancy intelligence wing of J&Okay Police’s Prison Investigation Division (CID). The case was filed by the CIK earlier this 12 months.

A senior police officer confirmed to The Indian Categorical that they’ve filed the chargesheet against Parra. The PDP mentioned Parra’s counsel is but to get a replica despite the fact that he was knowledgeable in regards to the chargesheet by the police.

Parra was detained in November final 12 months, three days after he filed his nomination papers for the District Growth Council (DDC) elections, by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) in reference to a terror case against former J&Okay police officer Davinder Singh.

In line with the NIA, Para, who went on to win the polls, was allegedly in contact with one of many accused. The PDP had denied the fees.

On January 10 this 12 months, a particular court docket granted bail to Parra within the NIA case, saying that the “offences, notably falling beneath Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA), will not be prima facie made out”. Parra was then picked up by the CIK and positioned in judicial custody.

In the meantime, 5 Particular Rapporteurs of the United Nations have launched on-line their report despatched to the Central Authorities in March, in search of its response on the “arbitary detetion and torture” of Parra in custody.

“…On 30 July 2020, Mr Para engaged with present and future members of the UN Safety Council as a participant in a closed digital assembly the place he raised the alarm in regards to the Authorities of India’s actions in Jammu and Kashmir, its therapy of Muslim minorities, and the latest border tensions with China,” mentioned the report despatched to the Authorities on March 31.

“Following this engagement, Mr Para obtained threats from officers…They gave him an ultimatum that if he didn’t stop talking out in regards to the Authorities, motion could be taken against him,” mentioned the report which was launched Monday night time.

The report alleged that Parra was tortured in custody. “Just a few hours after his launch (on bail), he was arrested and detained by the Counter- Intelligence in Kashmir (CIK) beneath a special cost associated to offering monetary help to terrorist teams. On 11 January 2021, he was formally charged and transferred to Srinagar beneath the custody of CIK. He appeared earlier than court docket with a lawyer for a bail listening to. Bail was denied and he stays in remand,” it acknowledged.

The J&Okay administration has not responded to the contents of the report ready by UN Particular Rapporteurs Nils Melzer, Elina Steinerte, Tae-Ung Baik, Agnes Callamard and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin.

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