A local court in Ahmedabad has rejected the bail plea of an accused who was arrested under the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Act 2015 (GujCTOC). The accused is a habitual offender with 11 cases mostly related to theft registered against him.
The court while rejecting the bail plea of the accused Mahmad Khan Malek observed that the accused is a member of the Gediya gang which is active in robbing vehicles on highways. The gang is notorious for attacking police and several members of the gang are still absconding. Hence the bail plea was rejected by the court.
Accused and GujCTOC
The public prosecutor argued before the court that the accused is an active member of the ‘Gediya’ gang and is part of the organized crime syndicate in Ahmedabad rural, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Morbi, and other places.
The accused and his gang is accused of robbing vehicles that ply on highways in the state. The gang members have also attacked the police. Even the police are not safe from them, the prosecutor argued.
More than 123 offences are registered against the gang members at different police stations across the state. Hence the bail should be denied.
The advocate appearing for the accused submitted before the court that the applicant is out on bail in majority of the cases registered against him. Nine out of 11 offences registered against the accused are not related to (Indian Penal Code) IPC. The accused has not been involved in terrorist activity and will follow the norms of bail.
An FIR was registered against the accused under (GujCTOC) Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Act 2015 with Dhanghdra Taluka Police Station and he was arrested under the same.
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