Session Court Orders Release of Khurram Parvez but Police Continues to Detain

Kashmir, September 20— Late this evening, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, set aside the detention order of the Executive Magistrate on Khurram Parvez based on multiple police illegalities. No service of show cause notice. The allegations were not read out or provided to him. No enquiry into the veracity of the allegations. In addition, as submitted by lawyers from the Bar Association and JKCCS, Khurram Parvez was not even brought before the magistrate. At no point was he offered any legal assistance.

Family and JKCCS legal team rushed to Kupwara sub-jail and served the order on the concerned officials. Meanwhile, police personnel arrived, refused to allow his release and the police have taken Khurram Parvez to the Kupwara police station and continue to detain him in absolute disregard for the court order.

Khurram Parvez is presently detained, against Sessions Court orders, in Kupwara police station. The police must immediately release Khurram Parvez as, once again, he appears to be in imminent danger as he continues in police custody.

Report by JKCCS

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