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The special judge, while denying bail to the maulvi, stated that there was ample material against the applicant regarding his involvement in the alleged conspiracy
A Special NIA Court has denied bail to an imam who was arrested in connection with beheading a pharmacist in Amravati. The pharmacist was allegedly beheaded for supporting suspended BJP Member Nupur Sharma’s comments against Prophet Mohammed.
Special NIA Judge Rajesh Katariya, while rejecting bail for the maulvi, stated that there was evidence against the maulvi indicating his involvement in the conspiracy.
“Considering totality of material, there is role of the applicant in the crime. There are specific allegations and material to show that the applicant had participated in the conspiracy of crime and aided the co- accused persons,” the order reads.
Advocate MA Khan, representing the applicant, argued that the maulvi was not involved in the preparatory work or conspiracy related to the alleged crime. He added that as a religious and social activist, he had personal contact with numerous individuals in the locality.
Special Public Prosecutor Jaysingh Desai argued that the maulvi was the main conspirator who supervised the events of the crime.
Desai submitted that the maulvi obtained information about the murder of the deceased from a co-accused and facilitated funds of Rs. 10,000 after the murder to help escape from Amravati and evade arrest.
The special judge, while denying bail to the maulvi, stated that there was ample material against the applicant regarding his involvement in the alleged conspiracy.
“There is ample material against the applicant regarding his involvement in the alleged conspiracy of commission of crime. The offence is very serious in nature. The allegations made in the report under Section 173 of Cr.PC and the documents filed with the charge- sheet reveals prima-facie case against the applicant,” the order reads.
Case title: Mushifique Ahmad vs NIA
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