The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has objected to an application by PDP leader Waheed ur Rehman Para, seeking travel permission to New Delhi. Para, currently out on bail after his arrest in a terror case, wishes to visit his ailing nephew at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
His father, Ghulam Ahmad Para, is undergoing cancer treatment at the Tata Institute in Mumbai, while his seven-year-old nephew is battling a “life-threatening” disease at AIIMS. In response to the application, the NIA filed an objection before the court, asserting that the petition is not maintainable and should be dismissed. The agency expressed concerns about Waheed Para potentially fleeing from the law, stating, “There is strong apprehension that the applicant/accused would misuse the liberty and may not come back to face the proceedings in relation to the charge sheet that has already been filed,” reported Indian Express.
Over the past two years, he has made several appeals to travel to Mumbai to accompany his ailing father, being permitted once for a week.