Court grants bail to DRDO scientist in terror case (Newzfirst)
- By Newzfirst Correspondent
Bangalore – The National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court on Thursday ordered the release of another youth who was arrested last year on terror related charges, after granting him statutory bail for failure to file a charge-sheet within 180 days of arrest.
The bail application moved by the defence counsel of Aejaz Ahmed Mirza on Wednesday contended that the investigating agency failed to file the charge-sheet within the stipulated time of 180 days since his arrest.
Aejaz Ahmed Mirza – a DRDO scientist – was among the 15 youths arrested last year by Central Crime Branch (CCB) Bangalore sleuths, from different parts of Karnataka and Hyderabad, for allegedly plotting to kill prominent personalities and having links with banned terror outfits.
Speaking to Newzfirst, Akmal Razvi, lawyer and secretary of Association for Protection of Civil Rights said, “The NIA counsel said that they have some evidence, but no prosecutable evidence. So he has been released on statutory bail.”
Earlier this week, two more persons – who were accused in the same case – were released after the NIA dropped all charges against them.
In its charge-sheet submitted on 20 February 2013, the NIA had filed charges against 11 of the 15 arrested youths while dropping charges against two – Muthi-ur-Rahman Siddiqui and Yusuf Nalband – and asking more time for interrogating the other two – Aejaz Ahmed Mirza and Syed Tanzeem.
Two Muslim students abducted by police for Dilsuknagar Bomb blast investigation (TwoCircles.net)
- By TCN Staff Reporter
Syed Safiuddin a mechanical engineering final year student of prestigious Mukafam Jah engineering college was taken into custody by four civil dressed officers at Banjara Hills.
Safiuddin was working on his final year project report at Design link institute at road no.12 of Banjara Hills. On Wednesday from institute at 5 in the evening he along with his four friends went for Asr (afternoon) prayer.. Suddenly four people nabbed him in what appeared to be kidnapping and took him away in a Tata sumo car without any number plate.
After his arrest three people visited Safiuudin’s institute and demanded his laptops and other accessories from the institute manager. When institute manager refused, they called someone on phone who in turn made Safi to ask for the laptop. His friends found Safi’s voice filled with fear. Institute manager informed his family members and resisted giving any belongings to the people in civil dress who were not showing their identification. Safiuddin’s phone got switched off one hour after his abduction.
Safiuddin’s family immediately approached Bnajara Hills Police Station, but police refused that they have detained Safi. Family then filed a complaint of kidnapping, but local police registered a case of disappearance. Today evening 24 hours since his detention, there is no official word from the police on his custody.
In a similar case, Cyberabad special operation team detained Syed Adnan Ahmed a final year Bachelor of Computers Science student at Anwar Uloom Degree College. He was resident of Ameen colony Sayedabad. Adnan went from his house in the morning yesterday to attain his ongoing final exams. On Chadergat Bridge 4 k.m. from his house, he was intercepted by a Tata Sumo car again without any number plate, and picked up in what can only be called a kidnapping. His phone too got switched after some time.
A family friend of Adnan who saw the whole episode informed his family immediately. Family quickly went from pillar to post but no local police station, including Malakpet ACP Iqbal Siddqui was not in the position to confirm his arrest. It was late night some newspapers conformed that he was indeed picked up by special operation team of Cyberabad police under whose jurisdiction Dilsukanagr bomb blasts occurred. 24 hours have passed but family till now have got no official word from the police on his arrest.
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