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"Matter Pertains To National Security": Allahabad HC Denies Bail To Nepali Citizen Accused Of Being In Touch With Pakistani Nationals

Sparsh Upadhyay
13 April 2022 4:28 PM GMT
Matter Pertains To National Security: Allahabad HC Denies Bail To Nepali Citizen Accused Of Being In Touch With Pakistani Nationals
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The Allahabad High Court on Monday denied bail to a Nepali Citizen who has been accused of being in regular touch with 11 numbers pertaining to Pakistani nationals.The Bench of Justice Krishan Pahal denied him bail on the ground that the matter pertains to national security and the applicant is not an Indian national and therefore, he doesn't deserve to be released on bail.Bail...

The Allahabad High Court on Monday denied bail to a Nepali Citizen who has been accused of being in regular touch with 11 numbers pertaining to Pakistani nationals.

The Bench of Justice Krishan Pahal denied him bail on the ground that the matter pertains to national security and the applicant is not an Indian national and therefore, he doesn't deserve to be released on bail.

Bail Applicant-Mohd. Saleem Khan was arrested by UP Police on February 28, 2021, and from his possession, three fake aadhaar cards (having different dates of birth), a Passport of Nepal, and other documents were recovered. He was later on booked under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 469, 471 IPC

The primary allegation against him is that he was found to have been taking up WhatsApp chats with Pakistan nationals by using 11 mobile numbers. Allegedly, he had also prepared a fake ID in the name of Mohd. Salim Ajahari.

He is stated to have created an email id with a fake name i.e. [email protected] and on the basis of fake aadhar card, he had got prepared the alleged passport and on perusing his mobile, it was found that he used to talk to various persons of different nationalities.

Opposing his bail plea, the AGA submitted that as per the CDR, the location of the applicant was never static at a place rather used to roam about at various places across the country.

It was also submitted that he keeps on roaming in various places and he informed the police that his original documents have been kept in his house in Nepal and he had even operated the Facebook, Messenger, IMO, WhatsApp etc., with different IDs.

Considering the rival submissions advanced by the counsel for the parties as well as perusing the material available on record, the Court said refused to grant him bail and accordingly, his bail application was rejected.

Case title - Mohd. Saleem Khan v. State of U.P

Case Citation: 2022 LiveLaw (All) 175

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