Srinagar 06 Nov :
A single bench of the J&K High Court has stayed an impugned order issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Shopian last month and sought an explanation from the Judge to explain under what authority of law he has passed it.
Sources privy to the development told CNS, the petitioner (Nisar Ahmad Nengro) of Natipora Srinagar had challenged order passed by the CJM Shopian, recommending that his security cover should be withdrawn and “in case, the facility in the shape of vehicle extended to the petitioner, the same should also be withdrawn.”
The judge had further directed Director Estates to cancel the allotment of the accommodation provided to the petitioner.
It was said that the CJM Shopian has also made certain unwarranted observations against the petitioner without trial of the case by recording that “the petitioner had defrauded people and duped them of crores of rupees and that there is no place for criminals like the petitioner in our society.”
Later, a single bench of J&K High Court Justice Sanjay Dhar after hearing counsel for the petitioner issued notice to the respondent to take the requisite steps by the petitioner within a period of three days. Also, the impugned order dated 21.10.2023 and the proceedings before the trial Magistrate were stayed.
Meanwhile, the Court directed Registrar General of the High Court Srinagar to seek an explanation from the concerned Presiding Officer asking him to explain under what authority of law he had passed the impugned order. (CNS)