Man accused of desecrating Amar Jawan Jyoti gets bail

A sessions court granted bail Monday to two accused, including Shahbad Abdul Kadir Shaikh, who allegedly desecrated Amar Jawan Jyoti, in the August 11 Azad Maidan riot case.

The other accused, Niyazuddin Shaikh, had allegedly burnt a Maruti Omni parked outside the ground. Over 40 people have been released on bail in the case so far.

The crime branch had filed a 3,384-page charge sheet on November 9 against 58 accused in connection with the violence that killed two and injured 92.

Meanwhile, a metropolitan magistrate court extended police custody of Maulana Ahmed Raza, main organiser of the rally to protest alleged attacks on Muslims in Assam and Myanmar, till December 15.

Raza, general secretary of NGO Madina tul ilm, has been booked for murder, conspiracy, rioting, causing damage to public and private property and unlawful assembly.

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