Srinagar: The state government Wednesday again declined shifting of incarcerated Kashmir High Court Bar Association President, advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom to Kashmir valley while as the lawyerâ€™s body announced to file contempt proceedings against Home Commissioner.
Vice president of KHBA, Advocate Aijaz Baidar, toldÂ that government in its report today informed the High Court about the refusal to shift Mian Qayoom here. The government has cited that the jail buildings in Kupwara were under construction and that shifting Mian Qayoom to the place was a â€œsecurity risk,â€ Baider said.Â
It was on August 17 last when the government declined for the first time to shift advocate Mian Qayoom from Hirannagar jail to central jail here. Soon after the rejection in August, the Bar association filed a contempt proceeding against the government following which the court directed for the status of the jails in the Valley. The state administration after informed to again reconsider the Mian Qayoom shifting to least occupied Kupwara jail.
Meanwhile, after the development, the Bar Association announced to take recourse of legal measures and have decided to file contempt proceeding against Home Commissioner, advocate Baider said.
With regard to the main case of Mian Qayoom, senior bar member, Zaffar A Shah further argued the matter. The court has now listed the case for further arguments on coming Friday.Â
The Home Commissioner is also learnt to have rejected the representation over the arrest of advocate Mian Qayoom on â€œmala fide considerationsâ€.Â
Counsel for petitioner, Advocate Manzoor Ahmad Dar, had filed a representation with the Home Commissioner, stating therein that advocate Mian Qayoom was booked under PSA on malafide consideration for raising human rights violations, providing legal aid to the detainees and also on statement against present SSP Srinagar.Â
Regarding the habeas-corpus petitions pertaining to bar general secretary, Ghulam Nabi shaheen, the court also listed the cases on the same day