Ten years after a series of bombs exploded in Malegaon killing 37 people, the court had on Monday dropped charges against eight Muslim youths due to lack of evidence against them.
Eight of the accused, including Lt Col Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya, are in jail under MCOCA charges. They have also challenged application of MCOCA in the case.
The NIA has filed chargesheet against eight people in connection with Samjhauta blast case that claimed 68 lives in 2007.
He pointed out that the police force in India was not only “overburdened” with non-police duties , but “thousands of police man-hours” were also spent in attending to local political priorities like ladies dance bars, detection of beef, etc.
One an affable police officer, the other an acquaintance who flaunted his clout and connections. Deeptiman Tiwari visits Sahaspur in Bijnor, where crime and simmering family tensions resulted in the April 3 murder of NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmed.
Salian was reacting to The Indian Express report on how the NIA did a U-turn on Tuesday to oppose the discharge of the nine Muslim men facing terror charges in the case.
“Muneer fired the killing shot, Reyaan drove the bike and overtook NIA officer Tanzil Ahmad’s car,” a Uttar Pradesh police official said.
On Friday, the police announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Muneer’s head.
The help of the agencies is being sought even as central probe agencies still await a formal response from Pakistan for allowing an NIA team to that country for a thorough investigation.
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The NIA officer’s wife sustained injuries in the attack and has been admitted to a hospital in Noida.
Singh has claimed that he, his friend Rajesh Verma and cook Madan Gopal were abducted by four or five heavily-armed terrorists near Punjab’s Kolia village on January 2.
Khan told interrogators that he collected the material on orders from his suspected handler Shafi Armar, the module’s “foreign handler”, said sources.
In a March 1 letter, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said the evidence was necessary to enable “the building of a strong prosecution case”.
Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh, the NIA alleges, was recruited online by a Syria-based Indian who patiently trawled Facebook, Twitter and dozens of blogs in search of potential recruits.