Allahabad High Court Thursday has granted bail to two Muslim men, Mohd Mustaqeem and Mohammad Shakeel, who were arrested in connection with a pressure cooker bomb case in Lucknow. They had been held in custody for 597 days prior to being granted bail.
The two Muslim men were arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police Anti Terrorism Squad on 14 July 2021 and they were later handed over to National Investigation Agency.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) was providing legal help to the jailed Muslim men.
Lawyers Saif Ali and Nooruddin Khan had appeared for them in session courts.
The Uttar Pradesh Police and NIA have been claiming that these Muslim men are associated with Al-Qaeda-supported Ansar Ghazwatul Hind.
NIA has filed a chargesheet against six arrested accused: Minhaj Ahmad, Museeruddin, Shakeel, Moid, Mustaqeem and
ATS had claimed that the accused were planning to trigger blasts around Independence Day celebrations in 2021.
The families of Muslim youth while speaking to Maktoob, outrightly denied the allegations made by the investigation agency and maintained that their kin are being falsely framed as terrorists with no firm evidence against them.
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