A particular courtroom of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has disposed of each purposes of suspended inspector common of police (IGP) Zahur Haider Zaidi, an accused within the Kotkhai custodial demise case.
Zaidi had filed two purposes in search of higher facility and a pc to arrange his defence. The CBI courtroom had issued discover to the investigating company to file its response.
On Friday, public prosecutor for the CBI, KP Singh, opposed each purposes saying Zaidi is dealing with trial for a heinous crime and didn’t deserve any particular therapy in custody
After listening to each events, CBI particular decide Sushil Kumar Garg mentioned “There isn’t a such provision within the Punjab jail handbook, beneath which an undertrial prisoner could be allowed to entry computer systems for getting ready their defence. Additional, no inmate is allowed to make use of the pc within the workplace for getting ready his/ her defence because of safety causes.”
The Burail Mannequin Jail superintendent had knowledgeable the courtroom that different materials such a pen and paper had been supplied to Zaidi and he was allowed to debate his case along with his advocate by means of e-mulaqat or phone. Due to this fact, the courtroom dismissed this utility.
Just about the second utility relating to granting B-Class standing to him for being a postgraduate and revenue taxpayer, the decide mentioned, “Little question Zaidi holds a level in bachelor of science (engineering), however he’s concerned within the fee of homicide together with different offences, which debars him from getting B-Class facility in jail.”
Stating ‘equality earlier than regulation prohibits discrimination’ and ‘like ought to be handled alike, not like ought to be handled alike’ the decide quoted Article 14 of the Structure of India, which offers of equality earlier than regulation or equal safety of the legal guidelines throughout the territory of India.
Dismissing the applying, the decide referred to a letter issued by the Punjab authorities, division of residence affairs and justice, which has been adopted by Chandigarh administration, as per which ‘prisoners concerned in a case beneath Part 302 (homicide) of the Indian Penal Code aren’t entitled to get B-Class facility.”