Jaipur: Eleven persons, acquitted by a local
court of charges of being members of the banned outfit SIMI,
on Saturday demanded action against authorities, including former
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje for implicating them
in the case.
The persons belonging to minority community, who were
arrested after the 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, were acquitted by the court on Friday, which observed that prosecution failed
to establish any link between them and the banned outfit.
The men, under the banner of Rajasthan Muslim Forum, also
sought action against Raje, her cabinet colleague former state
home minister Gulab Chand Kataria and some police officers.
They said despite their innocence being proved after a
long legal battle, they are still facing several social
complexities due to the charges levelled on them.
"We are socially boycotted after the arrest of my son. My
family suffered for three years and source of livelihood also
got disturbed," Aadil, father of Azam who was acquitted, said.
He demanded action against those responsible and accused
the police of torturing Azam and others in the jail.
Seeking an apology, the forum asked the state government
to initiate action against Raje, Kataria and five police
officers allegedly involved in the act. It also demanded for a
token compensation of Rs 25 lakh each to the victims.
Those acquitted are Nazakat Hussain, Amanullah, Mohammd
Yunus, Ishaq Qureshi, Mohammad Suhail, Taufeeq, Azam, Inamur,
Nadim Akhtar, Munawwar Hussain and Mohammad Ilyas.