Bail application of Bhatkal rejected

Bail application of Bhatkal rejected

The High Court on Thursday rejected the bail application of Shabeer Bhatkal, an aide of Indian Mujahideen co-founder, Riyaz Bhatkal.

Shabeer has been in judicial custody since 2009 after he was arrested by the Ullal police in Dakshina Kannada district for his association with Riyaz in some of the terror-related activities.

Shabeer has been booked under Sections 120(B), 121, 122, 123, 153A, 212, 420, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Sections 9(B) of Explosive Act and Section 5 and 6 of Indian Explosive Substance Act and Sections 3 and 4 of the Arms Act.

Shabeer had contended that many who were arrested along with him were granted bail, however, his bail application has not been accepted. Justice A V Chandrashekhar rejected his bail application stating the there were pending cases against him and the police required him in their custody for further investigation.

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