Delhi court orders attaching property of two terrorists

April 21st, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A city court Tuesday ordered the attachment of property of two suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists who managed to escape after the Batla House shootout in the aftermath of the serial bombings here last year.
“Let the process under section 83 (attachment of property of person absconding) of the Criminal Procedure Code be issued against both accused Ariz Khan and Shahjad Ahmed,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Navin Arora said.

Ariz Khan and Shahjad Khan, both from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, first engaged a Delhi Police team in a gun battle Sep 19 and later gave them a slip, police alleged.

Besides police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, Atif Ameen, the prime accused of the Delhi serial blasts, and co-accused Sajid were also killed in the shootout at Batla House in south Delhi.

Police have so far failed to nab the two alleged terrorists carrying a reward of Rs.100,000 on their head. Police recently got the proclamation order from the court against them.

“All-out efforts have been made to arrest them. The police commissioner has also declared a reward of Rs.100,000 for the arrest of the accused,” the police said in their plea seeking issuance of property attachment orders against them.

A first information report (FIR) under the Indian Penal code (IPC) and the Arms Act, dealing with murder, attempt to murder, possession of arms, has been lodged against the two, who are absconding.

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