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Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind secures bail for 6 more persons accused in Delhi riots

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Published : Oct 23, 2020, 11:00 PM IST

A court in Delhi granted bail to six persons who were accused in a case related to the riots which happened in north-east Delhi in February this year. The bail petitions were moved by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind an organisation of Islamic scholars in India.

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New Delhi: The bail petitions of six more Muslims accused in the Delhi riot case were granted by a court in Delhi on Friday. In the last two days, the Karkardooma Session Court has granted conditional bail to accused Shadab Ahmed, Rashid Saifi, Shah Alam, Mohammad Abid, Arshad Qayyum and Shah Alam. So far, 16 bail petitions have been granted by the Delhi High Court and Sessions Court in the cases related to the Delhi riots.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind is fighting the cases of hundreds of Muslims accused in Delhi riots. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind -- an organisation of Islamic scholars in India -- has been consistently making efforts for securing the release of accused people on bail.

Shadab Ahmed, Rashid Saifi, Shah Alam, and Mohammad Abid were ordered to be released on bail on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 by additional sessions Judge Vinod Yadav.

The public prosecutor vehemently opposed the release of the accused on bail and told the court that the release of the accused on bail could disrupt the peace process but the court granted bail to the accused.

Advocate Zaheer-ud-Din Babar Chauhan and his assistant Advocate Dinesh who represent Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind told the court that the four charge sheets filed by the police in the case do not have any reports of direct evidence against the accused.

The accused were booked under Sections 147,148,149,436,427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and sections 3,4 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act. The accused persons were in remand for more than three months.

The President of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, while expressing satisfaction over the acceptance of bail petitions said the organisation intends to fight for the release of all the people who were forcefully imprisoned following the Delhi riots.

He added that all the facts about the Delhi riots have come to light through some of the newspapers. He said the newspapers detailed how the conspiracy was hatched, people involved in it and how the riots were planned to target and destroy the followers of a particular religion and community. Unfortunately, Delhi Police, in the name of investigation, prosecuted those who were the real victims of the riots, he said.

"The real purpose of the legal aid of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind is to bring justice to all the innocent people by providing legal aid in all possible ways," he added.

He further said that Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, for the last seventy years, has been demanding a strict law against violence, atrocities, and riots based on religion in which the district administration should be held accountable.

Despite the situation in the country being depressing and dangerous, the majority of the country's population do not believe in sectarianism, he said.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind president Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri on Friday handed over the key of newly constructed houses to victims of the riots in northeast Delhi.

He also inaugurated riot-torn Tayyibah Masjid in Gadhapuri, Karawal Nagar by leading prayers there. After the riots, Jamiat has reconstructed 156 houses, 10 mosques, and 139 shops for the victims of the riots in Shiv Vihar and neighbourhoods.

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