Court allows 2008 blast accused and Indian Mujahideen suspect to contest MCD polls

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    Court allows 2008 blast accused and Indian Mujahideen suspect to contest MCD polls

    Mar 16, 2012

    NEW DELHI: Zia-ur-Rehman, one of the suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists facing trial with 12 others in the September 2008 Delhi serial blasts case, will be contesting MCD elections from Zakir Nagar. Accepting his plea, a trial court allowed him to file his nomination papers from ward number 205. Rehman is lodged in Sabarmati Jail, Ahmedabad.

    "The applicant is permitted to file his nomination to the returning officer concerned through the superintendent of Sabarmati Jail," Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar said. Zia-ur-Rehman's counsel M S Khan submitted that his candidature does not suffer from "any disqualification under Section 9 of Delhi Municipal Corporation Act". Rehman is not seeking his release, he only wants his nomination to be forwarded through the jail superintendent, said Khan.

    Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan did not oppose Rehman's plea as a 1968 notification issued by Election Commission of India permits any candidate confined in prison to make and subscribe his affirmation in the prescribed form to the returning officer through the prison superintendent. Rehman had moved an application to contest the polls on Wednesday.

    In May last year, the court had framed charges against Zia-ur-Rehman and 12 others suspected IM modules for their alleged role in the 2008 serial blasts that killed 26 people and injured 135 others.

    Court allows 2008 blast accused to contest MCD polls - The Times of India
     
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    A mockery of democracy..? YES.
     
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    It is only fair, if Raja Bhaiya and other criminals can be sworn in a ministers in UP....then why deprive terrorists:rolleyes:

    Is Navin Chawla, Chief Election Commissioners of India, or head of peons in the CEC office?...:confused:
     
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    Innocent until proven guilty

    I think this principle is at play here
     
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    Even if there is an obvious sarcasm in your post, there is a difference between any other crime and terrorism.
     
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    There there is a big difference, that is why questioned the capability of the Navin Chawla.
     

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