Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Court has rejected the bail applications of three accused in the JK Service Selection Board Police sub-inspector recruitment scam.
As per details available with the news agency Kashmir News Observer, 2nd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Balbir Lal Jaswal rejected the bail applications of Ashsish Yadav, Sunrender Singh and Pawan Kumar who were in custody in much publicized SI recruitment Scam.
Rejecting the bail application, Sessions Judge after hearing Advocate Vivek Gaur for the applicants whereas Vijay Kumar and DP Singh for the CBI observed that in the present case the paper of Sub Inspector J& K Police is leaked by the accused persons.
“The paper leak scam has damaged the future of the younger generation. Indeed the act of the accused cannot be equated with scams involving millions of Rupees. It is an organized crime and offence against the public at large,” the court observed and gauged the seriousness of the matter, saying the cases are serious in nature if the factum is evaluated and accused succeeded in their design, undeserving candidates are allowed to secure the top positions.
“It said that it does not merely deprive the deserving candidates, it will also deprive the society of deserving and competent officers.
The acts of the accused are calculated and deliberate design with an eye on personal profit regardless of its consequences to aspirants of examination and their parents.
If the bail is considered in part by the accused persons it will prejudice the students who have honestly worked hard for round the clock,” the court said.
In my considered view an ordinary crime generally affects a small number of people and usually as an impact upon the physical well-being of the victims but an economic offence on the other hand also adversely affects the psyche of honest citizens so granting bail to such offenders where the investigation is underway, definitely outrages the sentiments of the public at large and also tend towards the frustration of the investigation.
The court is not inclined to express the view upon the merits of the case which is owed to be verdict at the conclusion of the trial. At this stage the court has whatsoever expressed is for the sake of considering the question of bail merely. The applicant accused are involved in a serious offence though carries the punishment up to 07 years have no criteria to consider their bail excluding the factors for determination of the bail in favour of the above named accused at this stage. (KNO)