The Delhi High Court has refused to grant bail to a retired armyman, who is one of the five persons arrested for allegedly supplying sensitive documents to ISI operatives in Pakistan.
The court has stated that the allegations against him were “very serious in nature”.
Justice P S Teji denied relief at this stage to retired army havildar Fareed Khan, who allegedly shared secret information with other co-accused who forwarded them to Pakistan-based intelligence operatives for monetary gains.
“In light of the facts and circumstances, this court is of the view that the allegations against the petitioner are very serious in nature, he is involved with other co-accused in supplying the information relating to Indian national security to Pakistani intelligence agency ISI,” the court said.
It said after scrutiny of the case and examining the contents of the petition and the FIR, “this court observes that the name of the petitioner is disclosed by the main accused Kaifaitullah Khan, who was the ISI Agent.”
During the arguments, Fareed had claimed that the Jammu & Kashmir government “intentionally passed the direction to the authorities of Crime Branch to torture him” and alleged that police falsely planted the materials recovered from his house due to his religion.