SC grants bail to Najma Bi in terror-related

New Delhi: Supreme Court has granted bail to Najma Bi (60) a resident of Ganesh Talai locality of Khandwa town of Madhya Pradesh who was in Rourkela Special Jail in Odisha since last 28 months in a terror-related case. She will soon be released from jail.

Najma’s son Sheikh Mehboob alias Guddu, who was among the eight alleged activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) who were gunned down by MP police in an alleged encounter on the outskirts of Bhopal on October 31, 2016. They had escaped from Bhopal Central Jail killing a jail guard.

Najma was granted bail on July 2

The team of lawyers led by senior Supreme Court advocate Colin Gonsalves, who is also the founder of Human Rights Law Network argued for bail to Najma questioning the tenability of the police and prosecutors accusations about the 60-year-old women being a member of the banned student outfit and provoking her son and his aides to commit the offence.