Bareilly: A local court has summoned the
head of an Islamic outfit for allegedly announcing a cash
reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone who kills controversial
Bangladeshi writer Tasleema Nasreen, prosecution sources said
Chief Judicial Magistrate Yogendra Ram Gupta issued the
summons to Eith-e-haad Millat Council president Maulana
Taukeer Raza yesterday directing him to appear before the
court in person on September 24, they said.
Khan had during a convention organised at Islamia Inter
college on March 16 allegedly announced the cash reward to
anybody who beheads Nasreen whose writings have angered
radical Islamic groups.
Later, the police lodged an FIR against Khan on the
charge of triggering communal passion and providing
instigation to murder and filed a chargesheet in the court.
Earlier, the Maulana had announced a cash reward of Rs 1
crore for murder of former US President George Bush.