Prayagraj Violence: Court Rejected Bail Application of Javed Mohammad

Javed Mohammad

UTTAR PRADESH: Yesterday, the Prayagraj District Court of UP rejected a bail application of Javed Mohammad. He is the prime accused in the June 2022 Prayagraj Violence case.

The bench headed by  Additional Sessions Judge Ratnesh Kumar Srivastava rejected bail and observe that:

…prima facie this case is related to spreading communal frenzy on a large scale, attacking police forces and civilians with bombs and firearms and damaging government vehicles, which were brought under control by using (police) force and means. Therefore, keeping in view the facts and circumstances (of the case), without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case the ground for releasing the accused on bail is not sufficient.

On June 10, 2022, a crowd of thousands of people started pelting stones and bombs at the policemen and passers-by they also tried to snatch the mobiles of police employees and threw stones at them, which were fatal as many personnel got injured.

As per the allegations, the protest turned violent after the protestors started pelting stones at security forces personnel while chanting slogans and when the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) used lathi charges to disperse the crowd, some personnel got injured due to the stone-pelting, that was being done from the side of the protestors. Police vehicles were also damaged during the protest.

A case was registered against 5000 unknown persons under Sections 443, 444, 445, 447, 448, 449, 453A, 453B, 295A, 204, 544, 307, 332, 333, 353, 395, 435, 436, 427, 504, 505(2), 506, 420B IPC, 4,/5 Explosive Substance Act and 83 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and 3/4 Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act

Against this, a plea has been moved by the wife of accused Javed Mohammad challenging the decision taken by the district administration and Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) to demolish their house.

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