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SC refuses to intrude with bail granted to alleged IS member

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) difficult a Bombay High Court order, which upheld bail to an alleged member of IS, Areeb Ejaz Majeed, on February 23 this 12 months. Majeed was arrested on November 29, 2014, by the Mumbai ATS. Later, the case was handed over to the NIA.

Additional Solicitor General S.V. Raju, representing NIA, submitted earlier than a bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and A.S. Bopanna that Majeed was a terrorist who went to Syria, and he initially went to Iraq in May 2014 on a pilgrimage visa however left for Syria to affix IS.

Raju added that Majeed got here again to the nation to hold out blasts at police headquarters and he was additionally allegedly making an attempt to recruit Indians in addition to non-residents to affix the terrorist group for finishing up actions.

Raju additional argued that it was a case beneath the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

However, the highest court docket declined to entertain the particular go away petition by the central company. The bench famous that the accused had been in jail for greater than 5 years and the trial court docket had put stringent circumstances on his bail. The trial court docket had handed the order to launch him on bail on March 17, 2020. Advocate Farrukh Rasheed appeared for Majeed on caveat.

The company additionally alleged that the accused had come again to India with a motive to hold out a ‘lone wolf assault’ form of operation. Raju added that respectable habits cannot be a floor for bail to him by the trial court docket.

According to the NIA, he was skilled within the dealing with of weapons and firearms and in addition allegedly actively concerned in terrorist actions in Iraq and Syria. The company relied upon alleged social media posts of co-accused to allege that Majeed had returned to India for terrorist actions.

After listening to the arguments, the highest court docket famous that it’s going to not intrude with the excessive court docket’s order which upheld the trial court docket’s order.

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