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Minorities panel to take up case of Malegaon accused

Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 19:46

Mumbai: Newly appointed chairman of the
National Minorities Commission Wajahat Habibullah Thursday said he would soon meet Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to take up the case of nine youths from Malegaon, arrested for alleged
involvement in 2006 blast.

Talking to reporters here, Habibullah said in the wake of
Swami Aseemanand`s confession about his involvement in the
Malegaon blast, the nine youths should be set free.
"We came to Mumbai to discuss the issue with police
officials, State Home Minister, minorities affairs minister,
NGOs and the families of those arrested," Habibullah said.

Commission also met the nine accused at the Arthur Road
jail here.
"The commission will act as a catalyst to provide justice
to these youths," he said. "I will meet the Union Home
Minister and the CBI Director in this regard soon," he said.

He said, the Commission (comprising Saeeda Imam and
senior journalist Vinod Sharma besides him) discussed the
socio-economic situation of minorities in the state.


First Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 19:46

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