Mumbai: Jamiat Ulama will provide legal aid to 22 Muslims, including 2 women, facing terror charges and are staying in Kolkata Jail. Legal aid committee Chief Jamiat Ulama Gulzar Azmi told this to the presspersons. He told that according to the petitioner, on October 2 a blast in a house in the Khagragarh area of Burdwan in West Bengal killed two people. It was alleged that the explosion occurred while making bombs in a house at Khagragardh, following which several arrests were made including the arrest of two women. Although the accused and the women have to say that the explosion was not due to bomb blast but was due to cylinder explosion, however, they were arrested on terror charges.
During a meeting with prisoners, Jamiat Ulama found that the two women Gulshan Bibi and Aleema Bibi are languishing in jail along with dozens of accused in the case. Both the women are staying in jail with one child each. Besides one woman also gave birth to a child during the custody.
Gulzar Azmi said that 22 accused have been arrested in the case so far. Jamia Ulama has formed a team of advocates headed by senior advocate Shahid Imam to follow up their case.
Advocate Shahid Nadeem told that it was alleged that the accused had links with Bangladeshi outfit Jamaitul Mujahideen and were planning terrorist activities in India, however, the investigative team could not produce any evidence in this regard.