Faheem wants to shift to Rampur jail, to move UP court
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 20:13
Mumbai: Faheem Ansari who was acquitted in the 26/11 terror case recently will be moving a court in Uttar Pradesh seeking his transfer to a jail there in connection with a case registered against him in Rampur.

"It has been three weeks since special Judge M L Tahaliyani acquitted Faheem and another accused Sabauddin Ahmed in the 26/11 terror attack case. But till now they have not been shifted from the Arthur Road jail to Rampur," Faheem's lawyer Khalid Mohammad said.

Faheem today approached Judge M L Tahaliyani, who is presently the Principal Judge of the Sessions Court, seeking for the court to direct Arthur Road jail authorities to transfer him as also Sabauddin, who was also acquitted in the same case, to the UP court.

Judge Tahaliyani however, directed them to file the application before the Rampur court as he does not have the powers to pass an order in the case anymore.

Both Faheem and Sabauddin are facing trial in UP in connection with the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Rampur on December 31, 2007.

Special Judge Tahaliyani on May 3 after acquitting the duo had directed for them to be set free unless they faced other trials.

"We want the Rampur case also to start soon so that his (Faheem) innocence is proved there too," Faheem's wife Yasmeen said.

Arthur Road jail superintendent Rajendra Dhamne said, Faheem and Sabauddin would be shifted only when UP police send their guards here.

Faheem and Sabauddin were accused of conducting a recce of Mumbai and preparing a detailed map, which was then allegedly sent to terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives in Pakistan.

According to the prosecution, the map was in turn used by the ten terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on November 26, 2008.

Lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab was sentenced the death penalty for murder, conspiracy and waging war against the nation.


First Published: Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 20:13

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