Allahabad, March 14: (UrdudunyaNews.com/Agencies) The Allahabad High Court has recently granted bail to two alleged terrorists arrested last year in connection with the pressure cooker bomb blasts plot in Lucknow. Earlier, the NIA court had rejected his bail plea. A division bench comprising Justice Attaur Rehman Masood and Justice Om Prakash Shukla granted bail to the accused Muhammad Taseem and Muhammad Shakeel due to their unblemished record.
The court also took into account the fact that he has been in jail for the past one year and eight months and the trial has already started. In July 2021, the ATS arrested two terrorists named Minhaj and Basheeruddin, allegedly belonging to the Operation Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind outfit, from Lucknow for allegedly detonating a pressure cooker in Lucknow on 15 August 2021. A bomb attack was planned. During the 14-day police remand, Taskeem and Muhammad Shakeel were arrested after being identified by an alleged terrorist.
He was arrested in July 2021 and booked on various terrorism charges. After the investigation in the case, the charge sheet was presented to the Special Court and after examining all the materials collected during the investigation, prima facie under Section 120B of the IPC and Section 25(1B)(A) of the Arms Act. A case was registered. After the NIA rejected his bail pleas, he approached the High Court.
The appellants argued in the High Court that the collection of relevant material served the purpose of investigation, further curtailing the liberty of the appellants, that too in a situation where the case is ongoing and the list of witnesses is long. , the long-term imprisonment of the appellants is violative of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. It is further contended that the offenses of which the appellants are accused have been proved during the trial and the charges do not fall within the ambit of the Schedules attached to the NIA Act, therefore their further detention is without prejudice to the liberty of the appellant. There will be a violation.