Mumbai: A month after their acquittal in the
26/11 terror attack case, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed
were today shifted from the Arthur Road Central Jail here to
Uttar Pradesh in connection with an attack on a CRPF camp.
They will stand trial in a court in UP in connection
with the attack on a CRPF camp at Rampur on December 31, 2007
in which eight persons including seven personnel of the
paramilitary force were killed, officials said.
The duo were acquitted on May 3 in the 26/11 Mumbai
attack case by special judge M L Tahaliyani for lack of
reliable evidence. The judge had ordered setting them free
unless they faced trial in other cases.
The two were accused of conducting a recce of Mumbai and
preparing a map of targets which was sent to LeT operatives in
Pakistan and used by the 10 terrorists who attacked the city
on November 26, 2008.
Faheem and Sabauddin were escorted by Mumbai Police to
the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in suburban Kurla from where they
boarded a train to Uttar Pradesh, jail authorities said.
The move comes a day after Faheem`s lawyer had approached
Tahaliyani, who is presently the Principal Judge of sessions
court, seeking direction to Arthur Road Jail authorities to
shift him to UP.
Tahaliyani had asked Faheem`s lawyer Khalid Mohammad to
approach the Rampur court, as he does not have the powers in
the case any more.