A designated Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)
court Monday allowed Mohammed Muzaffar Mohammed Tanver, one of the
accused in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, to attend the
wedding ceremony of his only sister in Aurangabad. But with a
rider - he needs to pay more than fifty thousand rupees which
included the escort charges for the police accompanying him and
Designated Judge S M Modak while
granting the permission directed the accused to bear the
to-and-fro charges of the six police constable who will escort him
to Aurangabad from Mumbai prison where he is presently lodge.
The court while granting the
permission from April 25 to April 28 also put the burden on the accused
to deposit the escort charges for 12 hours by considering six
police staff which would be approximately 54 thousands.
"Mohammed Muzaffar Mohammed Tanver
needs to deposit Rs.52,992/- with the jail authorities before
leaving for Aurangabad to attend his only sister's marriage",
Advocate Shahid Nadeem Ansari said to ummid.com.
This include Rs.13248/- for one day
for the six cops who will accompany him to Aurangabad.
Earlier, the Jail staff had demanded
the escort charges for 24 hours of six cops.
"If the court had accepted this, the
cost would have been more than one lakh rupees for Muzaffar to
attend his sister's marriage", Advocate Ansari added.
He also said that the court gave him
relaxation as Muzaffar once in Aurangabad will stay in the local
jail after 06:00 in the evening.
Mohammed Muzaffar was arrested on
May 10, 2006 after he surrendered before the local police.
He has been alleged to be the driver
of the TATA Indica car which was said to be containing five
computer boxes of arms and explosive. In his statement before the
court Muzaffar said he had no knowledge about the arms and
explosives seized from the said vehicle.
It can be mentioned here that that Jamiat Ulama e Maharashtra (NGO) is
providing free legal aid to accused in Aurangabad arms haul case.