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21-year old Saalim Nachan gets bail after eight months in jail

Tuesday May 07, 2013 10:06:36 AM, & Agencies

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday granted bail to Saalim Nachan - a 21-year-old engineering student who was arested for allegedly opening fire at a VHP member Manoj Raicha in 2012.


Saalim's advocate Rebecca Gonsalves had sought bail, stating that there is no evidence or witness statement to show that Saalim was part of the alleged conspiracy.

"The police has invoked stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) as well as Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in this case. This is not a terrorist act," Gonsalves had argued.

Accepting her arguments, Justice A.M. Thipsay granted Saalim bail on a cash bond of Rs 15,000.

Saalim's father Saquib Nachan was an accused in the 2003 Mulund bomb blast case. Saalim was arrested on August 28, 2012 when he went to Bhiwandi Court to meet his father.

According to the prosecution, Saalim and other accused conspired to murder Raicha, as he regularly prevented them from slaughtering cows during Ramzan. Allegedly, the accused had fired at Raicha on July 23 last year, but it only managed to injure him.

Earlier, during the hearing of the bail plea, the court had observed that the only reason Shamil was dragged into the case which attracted sections of the MCOCA and UAPA, was because of his father Saquib Nachan's alleged involvement in terror cases.











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