This Article is From Oct 22, 2013

Aurangabad arms haul accused gets bail

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court yesterday granted bail to an accused in Aurangabad arms haul case. The court delivered its order through video conferencing from a bench of the Bombay high Court at Aurangabad.

The accused, Javed Ahmed Abdul Majid, has been in jail for the past seven years. He had allegedly helped a co-accused to park a vehicle which carried the arms and ammunition. He is one of the first accused to get bail in the case.

While granting the bail, the court directed him to furnish a surety of Rs 50,000 and attend the ongoing trial.

It also ordered that he should not contact any witnesses in the case and should not hamper probe or tamper with evidence.

The bail application had been moved by lawyers of the NGO Jamiat-Ulama-e-Maharashtra which provides free legal aid to the Muslim youth arrested on the charges of terrorism.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) had allegedly chased an explosive laden vehicle and arrested three persons in Aurangabad on May 9, 2006.

18 more people were arrested later in the case. A huge cache of arms and ammunition had been seized from the vehicle and the case came to be known as the Aurangabad arms haul case.