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UP: Muslim man arrested over “al-Qaeda module” gets bail after 630 days

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Mohammed Moid, an accused in the Lucknow cooker bomb case, has been granted bail by the Lucknow High Court. Moid is the third accused to receive bail in this case, after Mushtaqeem and Shakeel were also granted bail earlier.

Moid, Mushtaqeem and Shakeel were arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police Anti Terrorism Squad on 14 July 2021 and they were later handed over to National Investigation Agency.

Advocates Arif Ali and Furkan Pathan appeared and argued for bail on behalf of Moid in the Lucknow High Court. Advocate Saif Ali and Nooruddin Suri appeared for him in session court.

The Uttar Pradesh Police and NIA have been claiming that these Muslim men are associated with Al-Qaeda-supported Ansar Ghazwatul Hind.

NIA has filed a chargesheet against six arrested accused: Minhaj Ahmad, Museeruddin, Shakeel, Moid, Mustaqeem and Tawheed Ahmad.

ATS had claimed that the accused were planning to trigger blasts around Independence Day celebrations in 2021.

The families of Muslim youth while speaking to Maktoob, outrightly denied the allegations made by the investigation agency and maintained that their kin are being falsely framed as terrorists with no firm evidence against them.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), the prominent Muslim organisation and Association for the Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), a civil rights advocacy group had Earle said they will provide legal assistance to Muslim youth.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) was providing legal help to the jailed Muslim men.

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