Book ATS officers for lodging false cases: Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra

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The Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra yesterday demanded action against officials of the ATS for “falsely implicating” innocent Muslim youths in various terror cases. JUeM legal cell secretary Gulzar Azmi said the ATS had probed the Aurangabad arms haul, the 11/7 blasts case, and the Malegaon blasts in 2006.

JUeM legal cell secretary Gulzar Azmi. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
JUeM legal cell secretary Gulzar Azmi. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

He accused the ATS of lodging “false cases” against Muslim youths, many of whom were later found to be innocent by the courts.

Azmi alleged that ATS falsely framed Mohammed Ali and Asif Khan as accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts when the duo was in judicial custody.

“A Mumbai Special Court discharged all the nine accused in the Malegaon case and observed that the innocent men in the Malegaon 2006 case were made ‘scapegoats’ by the ATS,” he said.

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