J&K Court denies Anticipatory Bail to Man accused of disturbing Covid Vaccination Drive

Queency Jain – 

After a man disturbed the vaccination drive at a Government Higher Secondary School at Ashmuji and approached the Court for anticipatory bail, the Sessions Court of Jammu & Kashmir has refused to grant bail to the petitioner on grounds of spreading disinformation.

The Court observed that while on one hand, the Government is working on its best to save the lives of the people from the deadly virus through vaccination, people like the petitioner are doing nothing but disturbing the work of the Government by spreading rumours, myths, etc. which in return is making the health workers suffer the assault by the people.

Rejecting the extension of an anticipatory bail already granted earlier, the Court stated that the decision will give a clear and strict message to the society that anyone obstructing the vaccination drive will be dealt with strictly under the law.

The petitioner is alleged for making a cry and instigating local people against the medical team and revenue team that were conducting a vaccination drive at the Government school after which an FIR was lodged against him under Sections 188, 269 and 353 of the Indian Penal Code.

Though the Court earlier granted anticipatory bail to the petitioner, it was later observed that any extension to this criminality of the accused will amount to a threat to society.

Thus, the Court rejected the plea stating that haters, like the petitioner, do not deserve the concession of the anticipatory bail wherein free movement and free speech of the petitioner has to be restricted for the general good of the society.

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