March 5, 2013 2:30:44 am
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday cancelled the pardon and commutation of life sentence of Indian Mujahideen operative Syed Maqbool.
Maqbool,who was serving a life sentence in Cherlpalli Jail in a murder case of 1999 in Nizamabad district,was given a good conduct certificate by the then government of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and his life sentence was commuted.
Reddy died in a helicopter crash in September 2009,and his successor Konijeti Rosaiah signed on the file and Maqbool walked free on October 2,2009 on Gandhi Jayanti. Maqbool was an accused in three murder cases but got life sentence in the first case.
After the Dilsukhnagar blasts,the NIA took custody of Maqbool and brought him to Hyderabad for questioning.
Maqbool is learnt to have toured Andhra Pradesh,meeting contacts and conducted a reccee of several places in Hyderabad,including in Dilsukhnagar.
Maqbool was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly teaching Indian Mujahideen cadres how to assemble bombs.
On the last day of remand on Monday,the state government decided to cancel the commutation of his sentence.
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