BAREILLY: 49-year-old Faheem Ansari, who has been in prison for 12 years\u00a0in connection with the 2007 attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur finally walked out of Bareilly Central Jail last Wednesday.\n\n\n\nAnsari was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and has already been in jail for 12 years. \n\n\n\nSince Ansari was in jail for more than the prescribed period, he walked free on Wednesday after paying a fine of ninety-five thousand rupees imposed\u00a0by the court.\n\n\n\nArrest in Rampur\n\n\n\nAccording to The Indian Express, Ansari, the youngest of nine siblings, was a\u00a0calligrapher who used to work at his brother\u2019s printing unit\u00a0before moving to Dubai in 2008 to work at a printing press.\n\n\n\nAlso ReadMohammad Kausar: One more cleared in terror case after 11 years\n\n\n\nWhen he returned to India on vacation after 2 years, he was arrested by UP ATS on 10 February 2008 from Rampur in connection with the 2007 attack on a CRPF group centre. \n\n\n\nCRPF camp incident\n\n\n\nOn the night of December 31, 2007, a CRPF group camp was attacked by assailants which left seven personnel and a rickshaw puller dead. Eight persons including Faheem Ansari were arrested by the police for their alleged role in the attack.\n\n\n\nArrested 10 months before 26\/11 incident\n\n\n\nThe court found Ansari not guilty of the CRPF attack but \u201cfound guilty of possessing illegal weapons and fake Pakistani passport, etc" and awarded the jail imprisonment. \n\n\n\nAlso ReadHere\u2019s what Owaisi tweets on Gulab Khan acquittal\n\n\n\nAnsari was lodged at the Bareilly jail in connection with the CRPF attack case 10 months before being taken to Mumbai in connection with the 26\/11 terror incident.\n\n\n\nKarkare found me innocent \n\n\n\nA resident of Mumbai\u2019s Goregaon, Ansari, speaking to The Indian Express told that Hemant Karkare, the Maharashtra ATS chief then had found him innocent and given him a clean chit.\n\n\n\n \u201cThe UP STF had handed me over to the Maharashtra ATS much before the 26\/11 terror attacks. Hemant Karkare was the ATS chief then. He had told the UP police that there was nothing against me. Yet I was booked,\u201d he said. \n\n\n\nAnsari, once termed key conspirator of 26\/11 terror attack was acquitted\u00a0in 2010 by a Mumbai court in the absence of adequate evidence but the acquittal was later quashed by the Supreme Court and he had to remain lodged at the Bareilly jail. \n\n\n\nOne big regret \n\n\n\nSitting in the Mumbai office of the Jamiat-e-Ulema Maharashtra after reaching the city, Ansari said the two men he wanted to meet most after his release from prison are no longer alive. \n\n\n\nAlso Read Wrongfully convicted Gulab Khan freed after 12 years in jail\n\n\n\n\u201cThe two men that I wanted to meet were lawyer Shahid Azmi who defended me in the 26\/11 case and ATS Chief Hemant Karkare who had told officials that I was innocent. Sadly, both have fallen prey to the bullets of terrorists,\u201d Ansari said. \n\n\n\n Want to make an honest living \n\n\n\nThe family of Ansari suffered both financially and mentally after his arrest. \n\n\n\nFollowing his arrest, people stop giving jobs to his brother. "I want to rebuild my life. I don\u2019t know how things will pan out now that I am free, but I want to make an honest living.\u201d \n\n\n\nThe court, earlier acquitted Muhammad Kausar, from Pratapgarh and Gulab Khan, a resident of Bareilly, accused of hiding the weapons used in the attack.