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Tripura court re-sends 3 JMB suspects to jail custody

They were booked under several non-bailable sections for their alleged involvement in anti-national activities.

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Agartala: Only two days after granting bail to three suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives including an Imam and a teacher, a Tripura court has sent them again to jail custody till April 16 in connection with another case registered in Assam.

The police had picked up Imran Hossain (24), Imam in a local mosque, Abul Kashem (33), a teacher and Hamid Ali (38), a farmer, – all inhabitants of Khaidyakhala village under Jatrapur police station in Sepahijala district – on April 3 based on the input of the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB).

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Later, they were booked under several non-bailable sections for their alleged involvement in anti-national activities. Based on the police claim, the court had initially sent them to jail for three days but later the cops couldn’t produce any evidence to prove their link with JMB.

The lawkeepers also failed to justify the slapping of 120(B), 121, 124(a) of Indian Penal Code and Sections 13(2), 18, 18(b), 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) on them.

Accordingly, the court granted conditional bail to the troika on April 8 and asked them to report at Jatrapur police station every alternative day. Assam police again detained them the next day in connection with a sedition case registered with the Jogighopa police station of Bongaigaon district.

An Assam Police team reached Sonamura and produced them in court seeking transit remand on Sunday. While asking for the case diary from Assam police, the Sepahijala District and Sessions Court sent the trio to seven days jail custody.

Meanwhile, the counsel of the accused persons claimed that his clients have been implicated in false cases. Neither Tripura police nor Assam police have been able to produce any evidence in the court in favour of their claims and to establish the charges prima facie, he said.

“This is simply harassment to the persons intentionally and we have full faith on judiciary to get justice,” the counsel added.

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