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Junaid case accused gets interim bail

Naresh, the main accused in the Junaid Khan lynching case, is escorted to a court in Faridabad. File

Naresh, the main accused in the Junaid Khan lynching case, is escorted to a court in Faridabad. File   | Photo Credit: Naresh Narula

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Naresh Kumar, the key accused in the lynching of the 17-year-old Junaid Khan on a train in June last.

Justice Daya Chaudhary granted him interim bail while disposing of his bail petition. “The court has granted interim bail to Naresh Kumar in the wake of the SC’s stay on case proceedings before the trial court,” counsel for the accused said.

It has been ordered that the petitioner will continue on interim bail till the final decision on the special leave petition in the Supreme Court,” Vishvajit Virk, counsel for the accused, told The Hindu. “We argued that the bail be granted as the accused has been in jail for over a year now,” he said.

The victim’s father, Jalaluddin, had approached the Supreme Court with a special leave petition after the High Court dismissed his plea for a CBI inquiry.

Naresh Kumar has been in judicial custody since July 8, 2017. He is facing charges under Sections 301 (culpable homicide), 302 (murder), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means). besides other reveant sections.

Junaid, his brother and two cousins were assaulted on a Mathura-bound train by a mob. Junaid died of wounds.

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