The Supreme Court docket Thursday refused bail to a former IAF official who’s dealing with trial for allegedly sharing secret info with these suspected to be backed by Pakistan’s ISI, saying he’s a hazard to your entire nation.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde dismissed the plea filed by Ranjith Ok Ok difficult the the Delhi Excessive Court docket order which had rejected his bail software.
You’re a hazard to your entire nation. If you’ll search permission to fulfill your mom, we are going to permit it, mentioned the bench, additionally comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.
The particular depart petition is dismissed. Pending software(s), if any, shall additionally stand disposed of, the bench mentioned in its order.
The counsel showing for the petitioner informed the bench that Ranjith has been in jail for round 5 years within the case, underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act (OSA), and he has not seen his mom who’s in Kerala.
You need to have thought of all this earlier than you probably did it, the bench noticed.
Earlier than the excessive court docket, Ranjith had sought bail saying he was solely 24 years of age on the time of his arrest and the one cost framed in opposition to him is underneath part three of the Official Secrets and techniques Act for which most punishment is 14 years.
In its order, the excessive court docket had famous that in line with the FIR and the order by which cost was framed in opposition to him, the petitioner is accused of getting handed on delicate knowledge to individuals who have been aspiring to threaten the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
The excessive court docket had famous that standing report filed by the prosecution confirmed that numerous paperwork have been recovered together with WhatsApp messages, chat historical past, forwarding of a map of the Air Pressure base and so on.
The excessive court docket had noticed that accused ought to not be granted bail at this stage as trial within the case was nonetheless underway.
The police had earlier alleged that he had shared secret info with intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan’s ISI after being honey-trapped.
He had joined the Indian Air Pressure as a number one aircraftsman.
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