Nothing wrong in helping 'terror' suspects: MIM chief Owaisi

| Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 18:04
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New Delhi: AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) chief Asaduddin Owaisi after being questioned by media over his statement of providing legal aid to the IS suspects arrested by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on June 29 said, “Even if I don’t give legal help, Court will give them legal help. What is wrong in it?”
“It is for the NIA to prove charges against them and convict them,” said Owaisi while talking to the media in Hyderabad about the terror suspects.
Owaisi on Friday made it clear that his party would go ahead and provide legal aid to the five terror suspects who had been arrested by the NIA on June 29.
NIA had detained 11 people for suspected terror links in raids conducted at several places in Hyderabad on June 29. Five of the 11 suspects were arrested and sent to a day's judicial custody on June 30. The agency sources said that they had information of the five youth being involved in terrorist activities.
While addressing a gathering Owaisi said, "We never supported terrorism and we will never do it." He claimed that his party was the first one in India to come out openly against IS. He reiterated that IS has nothing to do with Islam.
MIM chief also targeted Modi government and NIA for going soft on the accused in Makkah Masjid, Ajmer and Malegaon blasts. He said Assemanand, an accused in Makkah Masjid and Ajmer blasts was released on bail as the NIA failed to file chargesheet against him in 90 days.

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