The High Court has directed the government to take steps for deporting a Pakistani national, Akhtar ul Islam Malik Teeli, to his native country. Teeli was acquitted of all charges by principal sessions court Kupwara in 2011.
A resident of Purana Karole Baghbanpora Lahore, Teeli was “arrested by Vilgam Police station on May 11, 2007 for commission of offences punishable under RPC, 7/25 Arms Act as well as E& EMICO Act after two separate FIRs were registered against him.”
After police charge-sheeted Teeli in the Principal Sessions Court Kupwara, the court acquitted him of his charges on October 4, 2011. Against the judgment of the Sessions court, the state filed acquittal appeal before the High Court which was dismissed on December 22, 2017.
To regulate the stay of Teeli in the state till his deportation to his native country, the government had booked him under relevant sections of PSA on September 11, 2017. He was lodged in Central Jail Kote Bhwalwal Jammu.
Teeli challenged the detention order under PSA before High Court though his counsel Mir Shafqat Hussain. Shafaqat contended that Akhtar inevitably required to be deported to his native country as the acquittal appeal by the state against the order of Sessions Court Kupwara was dismissed and the detention order has outlived its life.