Mumbai: Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed,
acquitted in the 26/11 terror attack case and currently lodged
in Arthur Road jail, are yet to be shifted to Uttar Pradesh
prisons in connection with another case as the Mumbai police
has still not decided on their escorting team.
Fahim and Sabauddin, allegedly involved in the terror
attack on the CRPF camp at Rampur in UP on December 31, 2007,
were brought to Mumbai in December 2008 in connection with
26/11 case by Maharashtra Police.
The UP police now want the duo back in connection with
"A request asking the city police to provide an armed
escorting team to shift the duo to UP has been made in the
second week of this month but there is no response from them
(Mumbai police) as of now," an official at the high security
Arthur Road Jail in south Mumbai told agency on condition of
"We had plans to move the duo from our jail to UP prisons
last week itself as legal procedures in this regard were
completed. Since there is no word from police over the matter,
it is getting delayed," the official added.
Although Fahim and Sabauddin were acquitted in the 26/11
terror attacks case, they were not released from the jail as
the two were wanted in other cases including the terror
strike on Rampur CRPF camp.
"We will send a reminder," the official said, adding this
was a senstive issue and all extra precautions with regard to
security should be taken to ensure that the duo reached UP
The official refused to reply to a query if the two would
be taken on special vehicle of Mumbai police or on a train.
Before being brought to Mumbai, Fahim was lodged at the
Bareilly jail and Sabauddin at Lucknow prison.
The UP police had filed a chargesheet against the two in
the CRPF camp attack case and the trial was pending in the
court. UP police want the custody of the two for the trial,
the official added.
According to UP police, Fahim and Sabauddin masterminded
the attack on the CRPF camp in which eight jawans were killed.
The duo were acquitted in the Mumbai terror attacks case
for lack of evidence by an Anti-Terror court.