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Court can decide on discharge applications of Malegaon blast accused: NIA
Thursday August 29, 2013 1:20 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a reply on the discharge applications filed in the Special MCOCA court by the Muslim accused, who were arrested in the 2006 Malegaon mosque blast, leaving it on the court to take a decision.

"The NIA in its 07 page reply filed in the MCOCA court today did not oppose the discharge applications filed by the Muslim accused who were arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case and left it on the court to take a decision", Advocate Shahid Nadeem Ansari, defence lawyer said while talking to ummid.com.

The NIA in its application said that it conducted thorough investigations in the case before arriving at the conclusion, he added.

"In view of the submission made above, the honourable court may kindly pass appropriate order in the matter", the NIA said in its reply.

Five accused in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts case had on July 19, 2013 filed application seeking discharge from the case over contradiction in chargesheet filed by various probe agencies.

Accused Noorulhuda Samsodhoha, Shabbir Ahmed Masiullah, Raess Ahmed Rajjab Ali Mansuri, Mohammed Zahid Abdul Majid and Abrar Ahmed Gulam Ahmed moved an application on behalf of Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra - an NGO providing them legal aid.

In their application before a designated Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) court, they pointed to various alleged contradictions in the earlier chargesheet filed by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad, the Central Bureau of Investigation and later the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which took over the probe in the case.

Earlier on June 26, two other accused, Mohamed Ali Shaikh and Asif Bashir Shaikh, had filed similar applications seeking discharge in the case. Similarly on August 03, Dr.Farogh Iqbal Ahmed Makhdumi, another accused in the case had filed an application before the designated MCOCA court seeking discharge from the case in the wake of the latest chargesheet filed by National investigation agency (NIA).

A series of blast on September 08, 2006 had taken place inside Hamidiya Masjid adjacent to qabristan. Another blast took place a little far away at Mushawerat Chowk, The incidents occurred on the day of Shab-e-Barat, when hundreds of Muslims throng to the qabristan.

About 34 people were killed and more than 300 were injured in the blasts.

Police had blamed local Muslim youths for the blasts, and booked nine Muslim youths in the case.

Later investigations however revealed that Muslim accsued were innocent and the blasts were carried out by Hindu terrorists.

The development in the case came after Maharashtra ATS led by Hemant Karkare, who was killed in Mumbai terror attack, cracked the September 2008 blast in Malegaon and arrested Hindu terrorists inclduing a Sadhvi and a serving army officer.


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