Gulzar Pir Moves an Appeal to Supreme Court



Gulzar Pir

The self-styled godman from Central Kashmir’s Budgam, Gulzar Pir has approached Supreme Court seeking transfer of his case to any other bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court that is presently hearing a government appeal against his acquittal.

After a trial of over 19 months, Gulzar Pir walked out of prison on February 12 this year when Syed Tawqeer Hussain, the Principal District and Session’s Judge Budgam passed a 158 pages judgment concluding: “the prosecution has miserably failed to prove the guilt of the accused in the matter.”

The judgement triggered an outcry in Kashmir with many calling for re-arrest of the 42-year-old man arrested on May 21, 2013 after four minor girl students of his seminary accused him of committing the abuses at the residential institute at Shamasabad in Khansahib area of the district.

Amid protests and flak, the state government on February 26 filed appeal against a Budgam court’s order challenging the acquittal of Pir, who was shortly detained.

By March 25 this year, the state government had completed its arguments against acquittal of Pir following the High Court’s stay order on his acquittal of Pir.

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