January 23, 2009 12:36:49 am
The Special Cell has drawn flak from a city court for failing to prosecute an accused in a case related to terrorist activities. Acquitting the man of charges of waging war against the state and possessing explosives,the court said its final order was a result of “lapses” by the elite branch of the police.
“It appears the officials of the Special Cell were not vigilant enough in processing the regarding sanction and treated the case as ordinary under the Arms Act,” said Additional Sessions Judge R C Jain.
The Special Cell had registered a case against Ayaz Ahmed Shah in January 2004 after arresting him near the Welcome Metro Station. According to the FIR,he was found in possession of 3.6 kilograms of explosive materials and Rs 3 lakh,which were meant for a person in the Capital for carrying out terrorist acts.
According to the Special Cell,Shah was a member of a Pakistan-based organisation Hizb-e-Islami.
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