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‘Bihar youth Fasih has RCN pending against him’

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a red corner notice has been issued against Bihar youth Fasih Mehmood for his alleged role in various terrorist activities.



New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a red corner notice has been issued against Bihar youth Fasih Mehmood for his alleged role in various terrorist activities, but refuted his wife`s claim that he was abducted in a joint operation by Indian and Saudi police in Dubai.

During the hearing of Mehmood`s wife Nikhat Parveen`s plea, Additional Solicitor General Gaurab Banerjee also submitted to the bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar, a copy of the "red corner notice (RCN)" which was issued through Interpol and carried a warning, that Fasih "may be armed, dangerous and violent."

The notice stated that 30-year old Fasih, a resident of Bihar`s Darbhanga district, was a member of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and responsible for the Pune German Bakery blast on February 13, 2010; Bangalore Chinnaswami Stadium blasts on April 17, 2010 and Delhi`s Jama Masjid shootout and blast on September 19, 2010.8

The alleged involvement of Fasih had come to light during interrogation of various other arrested suspects who disclosed his involvement in the said offences, the notice stated.

"During the course of investigation, 7 persons were arrested and interrogated. They voluntarily confessed that they along with Fasih Mehmood and other absconders belong to the banned outfit called `Indian Mujahideen.`

"The absconding accused Fasih Mehmood is an active member of Indian Mujahideen since 2003. At present the absconding accused is hiding himself in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It was submitted that several cases under various IPC sections like 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging or attempting to wage war against India), besides various provisions of the Explosives Substances Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act have been lodged against Fasih.

The government said sufficient evidence of his involvement in the offences has come on record and on the basis of the said evidence, the prosecution can be launched by the Special Cell of Delhi Police.

PTI

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