Lawyer who represents 2006 Mumbai train blasts accused to defend Kalyan youth Areeb in court

Areeb was booked and arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Written by Meghna Yelluru | Mumbai | Updated: December 8, 2014 2:05:15 pm
Top: Areeb, the shut window of his home Friday; his parents met the Home Minister this summer. Top: Areeb, the shut window of his home Friday; his parents met the Home Minister this summer.

Lawyer Wahab Khan is representing Kalyan youth Areeb Majeed who returned home after fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq. A special sessions court is scheduled to hear the arguments on Areeb’s remand.

Khan is also representing five of the 13 accused in the serial train blasts in Mumbai on July 11, 2006. The blast had claimed 188 lives and left over 800 injured.

Lawyer Wahab Khan would be filling his Vakalatnama on Monday’s hearing. On November 29, during his first remand, Areeb told the court that he had not found a lawyer yet.

Areeb’s father has been in contact with Khan since the past one week discussing the case details. The parents also approached the NGO Jamiat-e-Ulema-e Hind cell for legal aid.

Areeb was booked and arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) on charges of conspiring to commit a terrorist act and being a member of a banned foreign terror outfit, and under the stringent Section 125 of the IPC for “waging war against the nation”.

The court had remanded Areeb’s NIA custody until Monday. Areeb was arrested by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) after he returned from Turkey. Areeb was one of the four youths from Kalyan who went missing from their homes in May.

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