The unjust divide between people who get bail without deserving to and those who are still languishing in jail just keeps getting wider in India.
J&K DSP Davinder Singh, who was arrested for ferrying 2 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in a car on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, has been given bail after police failed to file a chargesheet on time.
According to The Print, Singh, along with Irfan Shafi Mir, another accused in the case, were granted bail by a Delhi court in a case filed by a special cell of Delhi Police.
J&K DSP Davinder Singh, Caught With Hizbul Militants, Gets Bail in Absence of Chargesheet https://t.co/lNM1vmFyP2— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) June 19, 2020
This is a separate terror case he was accused of, and not the case related to transporting militants.
The court noted that the probe agency failed to file a chargesheet within 90 days from Singh's arrest, as prescribed under law.
While Singh will still remain in custody due to the NIA's case, this is a major lapse of security. The move led to shock and disbelief online that an accused in such a serious case of national security could be given bail. There were also comparisons drawn between the protesters and activists who have been jailed without bail for much smaller offences; sometimes none at all.
Pregnant women booked under UAPA for a non-bailable imprisonment but a person caught red handed with a terrorist goes free because Delhi police takes no action.... Now that's a new low for all involved— rups (@rupsdbb) June 19, 2020
Terrorist gets bail and Activist lodged in Jail https://t.co/lnp0eoG7Vw— Prashant Kanojia (@PJkanojia) June 19, 2020
लानत hai terrorist ko bail aur students ko jail mc wah modi ji wah।— Chandrakant🇮🇳 (@CHANDRA72687690) June 19, 2020
J&K cop Davinder Singh, caught transporting Hizbul Militant, gets bail b'cos Special Cell of Delhi Police was so busy filing 'terror' charges against @SafooraZargar, @PinjraTod members, Khalid Saifi, Ishrat Jahan etc it failed to file chargesheet in time! https://t.co/UzTZwfSOWY— Siddharth (@svaradarajan) June 19, 2020
Where Davinder Singh can get bail and Safoora Zargar can't— Jairaj Singh (@JairajSinghR) June 19, 2020
In new India, Davinder Singh can get bail but Safoora Zargar cannot— Ajay Kamath (@ajay43) June 19, 2020
For helping terrorists,JK Police officer Davinder Singh got bail as Delhi police failed to submit chargesheet in time....— নাগরিক পার্থ গাঙ্গুলী. |||| Citizen Partha Ganguly (@parthagee) June 20, 2020
on the other hand pregnant student Safura Zargar who was arrested for anti CAA movement refused bail in spite of Corona atmosphere.
This is our Judiciary now. pic.twitter.com/378TlBZA4N
Suspended JK Police officer Davinder Singh granted bail in terror case who abetted Pulwama horror in which 35 Soldiers were killed granted bail after @DelhiPolice fails to file chargesheet in time— SANJAR - سنجر (@SanjarAazad) June 19, 2020
Delhi Police was so busy in arresting activists who protested against CAA & NRC
Meanwhile, people like DS Bindra, who provided langar to Shaheen Bagh protesters has been implicated in the riots, and Safoora Zargar has still not been given bail, despite being pregnant. People are outraged at this miscarriage of justice.