Terror cases: AIMPLB demands release of ‘innocent’ Muslims

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday demanded that Muslim youths, who are lodged in various jails in connection with terror incidents for years but police have not been able to file any chargesheet against them, should be released. After a meeting of the executive committee of AIMPLB in Lucknow, its spokesperson Abdul Rahim Qureshi said many Muslim youths who have been acquitted by courts in terror cases should also be compensated by the government and action be taken against the officials of investigation agencies which framed them.

Mulayam best for PM post: SP leader

Kanpur: A senior Samajwadi Party leader on Sunday proposed party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's name for the Prime Minister's post, claiming several regional parties had accepted him as their leader. The SP is in touch with regional parties which have agreed to form a third front with Mulayam as their leader, SP general secretary Ram Asrey Kushwaha said here. "People have developed a strong dislike for both BJP and Congress for their failure to rein in corruption, and now they want a third front to form the government," he said.

Body of murder witness found

Lucknow: Bulandshahr police found the decomposed body of a 30-year-old youth, Sonu, who was a witness in a double-murder case, in Pahasu locality on Sunday. A native of Sauda village, Sonu had been missing since January 24. He was a witness in the murder case of his father Maharaj Singh and cousin Kishan which took place in Khurja locality in 2010. Bulandshahar Additional SP Vijay Kumar Gautam said they believed the murder was a fallout of an old dispute. An FIR has been lodged against two persons, Prem Pal and Kallan, both residents of the same village, although no one has been arrested.

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