Suspected ISI operative NSA detention challenged in HC
Madurai: The wife of a suspected ISI operative arrested on the charge of spying has moved the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court challenging his detention under the National Security Act.
When the petition came up for hearing, Justice KN Basha and P Devadoss ordered notice to the Union Home Secretary, Secretary (Public-Law and Order) the SP of Central Prison in Thiruchirappalli.
Thamin Ansari, a native of Athirampattinam near Pattukottai in Thanjavur District, was arrested in Tiruchirapalli on September 17 when he was to take a flight to Sri Lanka.
He was found carrying 25 CDs and photographs of various important installations in the state, allegedly to be supplied to a Pakistani diplomat in Sri Lanka. He was later detained under the NSA.
In her petition, Nabila, wife of Ansari, submitted that her husband was innocent and a member of CPI-M and SFI.
She alleged Police obtained forcefully the confessional statement from the detained and arraigned him as accused in the case and hence the detention order should be quashed.
The petitioner claimed Ansari was taken into custody on September 16 and kept in illegal custody till the next day. The detaining authorities failed to supply the remand extension orders twice.
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