Court Drops Charges Against 8 Muslim Men
who argued personally in the court, said, “I was never scared of conviction becauseIaminnocent.Therewaslotof evidence to prove that I was not involved in the case.”
Nine accused, suspected to have links with SIMI, were initially arrested in the case and chargesheeted by the Maharashtra ATS. One of them died while the case was pending. Four others, including a Pakistan national, are absconding. Later, CBI, which took over investigations, also confirmed the charges against them.
Subsequently, in 2011, NIA was asked to probe the case and the agency arrested another set of people belonging to the majority community, who continue to be accused in the case.
NIA has arrested another set of people belonging to the majority community in the case