New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted interim bail to an alleged Pakistani spy and terrorist, who claimed to be a native of India, to prove his citizenship.
The court, which said he could be a "victim of circumstances," took note of his claim that he had come to settle here but was tagged a terrorist.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav granted interim bail to Imran who wanted to be given a chance to get the documents to prove his innocence.
He was arrested by the Special Cell along with his wife and alleged accomplice Soofia Kanwal. The accused claimed he had come back to India with an
intention to settle here but was arrested.
"Accused and his wife could be a victim of circumstances. This court cannot close eyes to their plight and miseries, particularly in the teeth of documents which could show his innocence at least for the purpose of granting bail and to bring true facts before this court," the CMM said while granting him interim bail.
"Considering the facts and circumstances of the case from a humane angle, this court considers it to be a fit case for grant of interim bail to accused Imran on a personal bond and surety of Rs 20,000 each," he said and directed him to surrender before the court on April 4.
With his parents weeping by his side and pleading for mercy, Imran told the court that he was a native of Ahmedabad in Gujarat and had left India 25 years ago and established a textile business.