Jammu, Jan 9: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Waheed ur Rehman Parra, who recently won DDC polls from a seat in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, has been granted bail by NIA court in Jammu on Saturday.
Para was produced in the NIA court in Jammu, which granted him the relief on a surety of ₹1 lakh, officials said.
He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on November 25 last year, a few days after filing nomination papers as a People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) candidate.
The NIA had said Para was arrested in connection with the Naveed Babu-Davinder Singh case for supporting Hizbul Mujahideen in conspiracy with the other accused persons, a charge denied by PDP which had termed his arrest as “ “politically motivated”.
Para, an influential youth leader from south Kashmir’s Pulwama area, is a close aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
He held the post of secretary of the J&K Sports Council during the PDP-BJP coalition government in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Para was among the hundreds of mainstream politicians who were detained after abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year.
He was released after spending almost a year in detention last year.