Thursday, January 11, 2007

# Maulana Naseeruddin released on bail

Maulana Naseeruddin released on bail

Hyderabad: Maulana Mohammed Naseeruddin, a prominent religious leader, The leader of Tehrik Tahfuz Shariul Islam (Movement for the Protection of Islamic Symbols, which was founded after the Quran burning incident in Kanpur to mobilise the Muslims to act and react for the protection of Muslim Ummah) who was arrested on the suspected links with Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Lashkar-e-Toiba was released on bail on an order of AP high court.

He and seven others were arrested on suspected links to SIMI and Lashkar-e-Toiba and their alleged involvement in an attack on a temple in Hyderabad last August. The Muslim community and other organizations protested against their arrest.

A case under POTA is also filed against Maulana Naseeruddin in Gujarat pertaining to the murder of former Gujarat minister Haren Pandya. The Gujarat police wanted his custody and approached the city Metropolitan Magistrate here to shift him to Gujarat. But the magistrate rejected their pleas on the ground that the high court had already ordered his release. After his release Maulana Naseeruddin said that he was not afraid of going to Gujarat.

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