|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Nov 7: A local court rejected the bail application in gang rape and abetment to suicide case. Principal Sessions Judge Reasi Kamlesh Pandit rejected the bail applications of Naresh Kumar and Pankaj Khajuria who were facing trial under sections 366, 376-D, 306, 34, 201.
While rejecting the bail application, court observed that the cases of rape, gang rape and digital rape are on increase and perpetrators of this inhuman and brutal crime are worse than even the beasts and deserve to be dealt with a heavy hand. The entire country is seriously debating this issue and there are proposals coming forth that death penalty should be the answer to deal with the accused involved in such heinous crime.
Therefore, in view of the above stated reasons I do not think accused persons deserve discretion of court at this stage. The offences alleged to have been committed by the accused are heinous and have shaken conscious of general public at large.
Unless and until all the remaining material witnesses are examined as already discussed, in the case, this court can not conclude prima facie innocence of the accused persons. As already stated this case is dependent upon circumstantial evidence, if accused are enlarged on bail, they will definitely try to influence the prosecution evidence. -JNF