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Jaipur Blasts 2008: Arrest of an Accused after Immediate Release from 12 years Custody & Discharge in 8 Similar Cases Shocks Rajasthan HC

Lawstreet Journal 2 Mar 2021 11:48pm

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Shahbaz Ahmad (48) was kept in police custody long after he was acquitted in various cases related to the Jaipur Blasts of 2008. There has been a clear denial of the sacrosanct Right to Life and Personal Liberty as granted by our constitution, leading to its ridicule. The Rajasthan High Court was shocked on recently learning the same. 

The court further noted that he has been arrested again in a case relating to the Jaipur blasts although he was already acquitted in around 8 similar cases. Shahbaz, a native of Lucknow, has been under the police custody since 2008, keeping him away from a family of three children and a wife. 

His judgement of acquittal in those 8 cases relating to the Jaipur Blasts was given by a Special Court in Jaipur, on December 18, 2019.  The court went on to say that there was a “total failure” on part of the prosecution to prove the allegations against him. It sentenced the other four accused to death on proof of guilt. The Jaipur Blasts had led to the loss of 71 innocent lives and injured about 200 people. 

The prosecution just had a sole allegation raised against Ahmad, that he had sent an email to some news channels on behalf of Indian Mujahideen pertaining to the said incident. This allegation was dismissed by the court instantaneously as no email could be proved to have been sent by him. 

He was acquitted by the court on December 18, 2019. However, this was followed by his… Continue Reading...


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