Gulab Khan acquittal: Muslims discriminated against in terror cases, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement came two days after Gulab Khan, one of the accused in the 2008 Rampur CRPF camp terror attack case, was acquitted of his involvement in the case.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimee (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Sunday that Muslims are incarcerated in the terror-related cases “only to be acquitted” later on. Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement came two days after Gulab Khan, one of the accused in the 2008 Rampur CRPF camp terror attack case, was acquitted of his involvement in the case.

Taking to Twitter, Asaduddin Owaisi said that Muslims are being discriminated against in the criminal justice system regardless of the party in power.

“Muslims are incarcerated in terror cases only to be acquitted after decades. We experience systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system regardless of the party in power. The double injustice here is not only to Gulab Khan but also to the victims of Rampur attack,” Asaduddin Owaisi said.

The AIMIM chief also asked if Gulab Khan would be compensated for the “indignity he had to endure for 12 years. “Who were the real culprits? Will Gulab Khan be compensated for the indignity that he & his family had to endure?” Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted.

Gulab Khan walked out of the Bareilly Central Jail after spending nearly 12 years in prison in the Rampur CRPF camp terror attack case. He was accused of his involvement in the terror attack but was acquitted on Friday by a Rampur court.

The Rampur court convicted six accused, including two Pakistani nationals, in the attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in 2008 in which seven jawans of the paramilitary forces and a civilian were killed.

Muhammad Kausar (a resident of Pratapgarh) and Gulab Khan (a resident of Bareilly), accused of hiding the weapons used in the attack, were, however, acquitted.

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad said those found guilty are Sharif (resident of Rampur), Sahabuddin (resident of Bihar’s Madhubani), Imran (resident of Bhimhar in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir), Muhammad Farooq (resident of Gujranwala in Pakistan), Baba (a resident of Moradabad) and Faheem Arshad Ansari (a resident of Mumbai).

Source: India Today

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