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Apex court stays arrest of 13/7 blasts’ suspect

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of Taquee Ahmed, brother of Naquee Ahmed who was recently picked up by the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with the 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts.

mumbai Updated: Feb 15, 2012 01:21 IST
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of Taquee Ahmed, brother of Naquee Ahmed who was recently picked up by the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with the 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts.

A bench headed by justice Altamas Kabir also issued notices to the Delhi police, home ministry and Mumbai ATS.

Taquee moved the SC claiming that the allegations against him and his brother should be investigated by an independent agency. He sought a CBI inquiry and alleged he was being targeted by the ATS. His petition claimed he feared he would be killed in a fake encounter.

Naquee was arrested by the ATS for being involved in the 13/7 bombings. The family claimed the brothers worked for the Delhi Police and intelligence agencies.

On Monday, a Mumbai ATS team went to Taquee’s house at Abu Fazal Enclave to serve him summons to come to Mumbai on February 27.

When the police personnel asked him to accompany him to Mumbai, Taquee demanded the presence of local police. The Delhi police later claimed that the ATS did not inform them before serving the notice.