Mumbai: Nashik’s Special TADA Court on Wednesday acquitted 11 people off charges of several sections of TADA and IPC, 25 years after they were arrested and charged under it.
Nashik’s Special TADA Court Judge S C Khati, cited lack of evidence and violation of TADA guidelines during investigations while acquitting 11 from the charges. “Advocates of prominent legal aid organasition ‘Jamiatul Ulama’ from last three years and were confident of acquitting all these 11 innocents from the case” a press release from Jamiat Ulama informed.
Jameel Ahmed Abdullah Khan, Mohammed Yunus Mohammed Ishaq, Farooque Nazir Khan, Yusuf Gulab Khan, Ayyub Ismail Khan, Waseemuddin Shamsudin, Shaikha Shafi Shaikh Azeez, Ashfaq Syed Murtuza Meer, Mumtaz Syed Murtuza Meer, haroon Mohammed Bafati and Moulana Abdul Qader Habibi were arrested on 28 May 1994 from Maharashtra and other parts of the country.
They were charged under section 120 (B) and 153 of Indian Penal Code and Section 3 (3) (4) (5) and Section 4 (1) (4) of TADA act for allegedly planning avenge of Babri Masjid demolition and for attending terrorist’s training camps in Kashmir in this regard.
They were also charged for trying to recruits youngsters from Nashik and Bhusawal for their alleged terror group Bhusawal Al Jihad.
Gulzar Azmi, who leads the team of advocates of Jamiat Ulama, after the verdict said, thought Justice has been delayed for these 11, but the tag of terrorists has been erased. He also congratulated the team of advocates which looked after the case. The team included Advocate Sharif Shaikh, Mateen Shaikh, Ansar Tanboli, Raziq Shaikh, Shahid Nadeem, Mohammed Arshad and other.
He added “More than half of the witnesses of prosecution turned hostile in the court. This proves that the case itself was built on false facts”.
“Even the review committee had twenty year back from today, recommended the government to discharge cases from these people, but the lower courts refused to accept the proposal and these 11 people had to pay the price for something they did not do and had to make rounds of the court and judiciary for 25 long years” Azmi further added.
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Kolkata: Making a stupendous comeback, David Warner produced a scintillating 85-run knock to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad to a competitive 181 for three against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL match, here Sunday.
Putting behind the embarrassing ball tampering scandal, that kept him out last year, Warner smashed three sixes and nine boundaries in his 53-ball knock.
Vijay Shankar also made a fine return to the Oragne Army with a quick-fire unbeaten 24-ball 40 (2x4, 2x6) after Warner departed in the 16th over.
Warner's 37th IPL fifty also made him the first cricketer in IPL to have most 50-plus scores (40) ahead of Virat Kohli (38) as the Aussie also has three centuries.
His new opening partner Jonny Bairstow complemented well by giving the rampaging left-hander the maximum strike as the duo raced to 100-mark in 10.5 overs in their massive 118-run opening partnership.
Having opted to bowl, the otherwise disciplined KKR attack looked clueless against the rampaging Warner who was let off twice while on scores of 21 and 68 by Robin Uthappa and skipper Dinesh Karthik respectively.
Karthik's captaincy looked over-defensive and lost the review to Warner early in the second over, while SRH made full use of the DRS by overturning a decision against Bairstow.
Thereafter there was no looking back for Warner who batted as if he was never out of action and pierced the gaps at ease with successive boundaries against Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine to unsettle the otherwise disciplined KKR spinners.
Warner brought his fifty with a six against Andre Russell and then went on to smack India frontline spinner Kuldeep Yadav for his second six.