High court grants interim bail to Rashid Malbari

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Mangalore, Oct 2: A notorious criminal Rasheed Malbari who was convicted by the DK District Court in a case of illegal possession of arms, has been granted interim bail by the High Court.

The fourth district and session’s court had sentenced Malbari (42) and Mohammed Hashim to five years in jail and imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 for possessing illegal weapons. The verdict was challenged in the high court.

Purushotham Poojary, advocate for Malbari said that the punishment for possessing illegal weapons is three years, and Malbari has already spent 4 years and six months in jail. Hence he has been granted interim bail.

Malbari and his gang were arrested at Chattanchal, Kasargod by the DCIB police led by inspector H N Venkatesh Prasanna. The police had seized an 9 mm pistol and ammunitions from the gang.

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