Bar Association Baramulla (BAB) Friday said that it has no intention to back the guilty but the police under political pressure filed a case against a judicial Magistrate in Ambulance Halt Row.
Addressing a press conference in Baramullah on Friday, President BAB Advocate Ghulam Mohindin Wani said that police tried to undermine the independence and power of Judiciary by filing an FIR against Mobile Magistrate Manzoor Ahmed Lone who was on duty.
“Our sympathy is with the bereaved family and it is a wrong notion that we are trying to save the guilty. But BAB feels that police filed the case under political pressure and did not even care to seek the permission from the Court before registering case against a mobile magistrate,” Wani told reporters.
He said that Division Bench Jammu has termed the police action illegal and has not only called Chief Secretary, Director General and Inspector General of Police in person but also sought records from SHO Pattan in this regard.
“We condemn the police action and want to made it clear that it threw all the rules to winds by implicating Mobile Magistrate in the Ambulance Halt Row case,” he said adding that BAB will stage protests if FIR will not be withdrawn against Mobile Magistrate.
Pertinently, the family of a 60 year old cardiac patient, Abdul Rehman Dar of Handwara in North Kashmir alleged that Dar died due to delay in treatment because the Mobile Magistrate on duty stopped ambulance near Seelu Sopore for using red beacon.