Delhi High Court: Granted Liberty To Approach Trial Court For Relief; Former PFI Chairman Withdraws Plea For Medical Bail


The Delhi High Court in the case ABOOBACKER E. v. National Investigation Agency observed and has permitted the former chairman of Popular Front of India, PFI, E Abubacker in order to withdraw his appeal challenging the order of the trial court wherein the court rejected his application seeking bail on medical grounds.
The division bench headed by Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav in the case observed and the court has granted liberty to Abubacker for approaching the trial court wherein he seeks appropriate relief on the ground that the chargesheet has been filed by National Investigating Agency, NIA.
It has also been clarified by the bench that the said bench has not expressed any opinion which being upon the merits of the case or through the medical condition of the 70-year-old.
The court in the case has earlier directed that the Medical Superintendent of Tihar Jail is to ensure that efficacious medical treatment is provided to Abubacker on a regular basis.
Further, the court in the case observed and has refused to entertain the prayer of Abubacker’s wherein he seeks transfer to house arrest from Tihar Jail on account of his health condition.
Therefore, it has been stated by him in an appeal made before the court that Abubacker is suffering from multiple ailments which includes a rare type of oesophagus cancer, parkinson’s disease, along with the hypertension, the diabetes and for the loss of vision,
It has further been alleged in the FIR that the PFI members are also involved in radicalizing and recruiting Muslim youth for the proscribed organisations like ISIS.
In the present case, the FIR was also registered under section 120B and 153A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and section 17, section 18, section 18B, section 20, section 22B, section 38 and section 39 of the Unlawful Activities (the Prevention) Act, 1967.