Supreme Court acquits 4 Muslim youth in terror charges

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh government faced humiliation when the Supreme Court acquitted 4 Muslim youth in terror charges. Uttar Pradesh government had challenged Allahabad High Court’s order in Supreme Court in which the court had ordered the release of those Muslim youth. Now the Supreme Court has paved way for their release after they languished in jail for 17 years.

This is a major achievement for Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and APCR who provided legal assistance to the accused. A two-member bench of justice NV Ramana and Justice Mohan M Shantanagaudar acquitted Wasif Hyder, Maulana Mumtaz Mukhtar Ahmed, Shaffat Rasool and Haji Ateeq Ahmed in terror charges.

Legal Aid committee of Jamiat Ulama i Hind Maharashtra had provided legal assistance to three of the four accused Wasif Hyder, Maulana Mumtaz Mukhtar Ahmed and Shaffat Rasool while APCR has provided legal assistance to Haji Ateeq Ahmed.

Jamiat Ulama I Hind had engaged senior advocate Kamini Jaiswal, advocate Arshad Hanif and their assistants advocate Arif Ali and advocate Mujahid Ahmed who followed up the case in the Supreme Court.

The investigative agency had accused the four persons on the charges of attacking police officials and instigating riots in Kanpur on 16th March 2001.