Ratlam: Shahnawazuddin’s brother alleges conspiracy in arrest

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ratlam
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2015 16:56 IST

Rubabuddin, the elder brother of Shahnawazuddin, who was arrested for possession of illegal arms along with five others on Monday, has alleged that a conspiracy was afoot to implicate his brother and others at the behest of BJP national president Amit Shah by Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat police.

In a letter released to the media, a copy of which has also been sent to the union cabinet secretary, state chief secretary and others, Rubabuddin said that he was planning to file an appeal at Bombay High Court on June 29 against the special CBI court’s decision of discharging Amit Shah and 37 others including former Gujarat DGP P C Pandey from the Shorabuddin fake encounter case.

Rubabuddin said the arrest on trumped up charges was to stop this appeal.

Read:Slain gangster Sohrabuddin’s brother held with illegal arms in Ratlam

The city superintendent of police (CSP) Pratap Singh Ranawat had rubbished Rubabudin’s allegation and said police acted as per the complainant's complaint and there were number of independent witnesses also.

It may be recalled that Shahnawazuddin along with five others, including a serving army personnel and an ex-army personnel, were arrested by Ratlam police with illegal arms and ammunition on Monday at Dharad village under Bilpank police station in the district. One tractor and one jeep were also seized from them.

Rubabuddin said that the police were manipulating the facts as serving armyman and the ex-army man who were arrested had arms licences and they used to keep the arms with them for security purpose.

Meanwhile a police team led by Dinesh Verma has already reached Jammu and Kashmir to gather more information about from where and to whom Shahnawazuddin and five accused managed to get arm licences.

Along with arms, police also recovered two arms licences which were issued from Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir which had already expired in 2013, while two weapons were without licences.

Sub-divisional magistrate Neha Bharti said that Shahnawazuddin and five of his supporters went to Dharad village and threatened Amna Bai, Barkat Bai and Bismillah Bai in a bid to grab their 16 bigha (6.40 acre) land in the village.

When complainants informed her about the incident, SDM Bharti along with police force rushed to the village and foiled their bid.

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