Delhi court rejects plea of brothers accused under POTA

April 5th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): Two suspected members of Pakistan-based militant organization Jaish-e-Mohammed have been refused bail by a Delhi POTA court.

Accused brothers, Raees-uz-Zama and Atique-uz-Zama, had sought release on bail for two months to attend marriage of their younger brother, but a special judge for POTA rejected their plea.

“Keeping in view the circumstances coupled with the gravity of the offences with which the accused were charged with, their plea for interim bail was declined,” the judge said.

In their bail applications, the Zama brothers submitted that they were required to make arrangements for the marriage of their brother to be solemnized on April 17, as their mother was an old woman.

The brothers also stated that they have been languishing in jail for more than five years.

However, the Special Cell of Delhi Police argued that the accused were not supposed to perform any religious ceremonies in the marriage, while their parents and other members of the family could look after the arrangements.

Zama brothers were arrested from Sikandrabad in Uttar Pradesh following revelation by suspected JeM terrorists Noor Mohammed Tantray, Pervez Ahmed Mir and Farooz Ahmed

On August 30, 2003, they reportedly were arrested with 10 hand grenades, two grenade shells and one grenade launcher. (ANI)

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