Club terror cases against youths from Azamgarh: Cong

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 20:29

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday demanded that
all criminal cases against terror suspects from Azamgarh
running in different courts in the country be clubbed together
to ensure speedy trial.

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh accompanied
by several prominent personalities of Azamgarh met Home
Minister P Chidambaram to give him a representation in this
regard.

He asked Chidambaram to club 26 such cases against
people hailing from Uttar Pradesh`s Azamgarh district who have
been arrested on terrorism and other related criminal charges
by police of different states.

The Home Minister assured the delegation that he would
seek legal opinion on the matter from Law Ministry and will
take a decision after that, official sources said.

The government may also look into setting up of
special courts for the purpose, the sources said.

Digvijay has recently made several trips to the
district, including the one after the arrest of Shahzad Ahmed
in connection with 2008 Delhi serial blasts.

He also met the families of two Muslim youths who were
killed during the Batla House encounter. Singh had also
requested Rahul Gandhi to visit the area and interact with the
students.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 20:29

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