Six people, including two women belonging to Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, were arrested with 11 pistols and 22 magazines at Attari railway station in Punjab on March 7 when they were returning from Pakistan by Samjhauta Express.The weapons were concealed in the base of meat grinders, which were cut open with gas cutters at the railway station. The train runs twice a week between India and Lahore. The recovery of weapons from these is being connected with the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Some Muslims from Kairana town in Muzaffarnagar have been involved in arms smuggling for long time. In the name of visiting their relatives in Pakistan, a number of women from these areas indulge in smuggling of fake currency and weapons. Muzaffarnagar police and intelligence agencies have arrested many of the women in past also and their connection with Pakistan’s ISI and terror outfits are known. The people arrested at Attari border include Anish, Shahnaz Begham and Mullah Nasir who belong to Mohalla Shokhjadgan of Kandhla, Shamli district, Rais and his wife Razia Begham from Mohalla Alkhurda of Kairana and Mohd. Arif of Mohalla Kotla in Jalalabad. They had gone to Pakistan on a 25 days tourist visa.
Intelligence officers say the recovered weapons could have been used in elections in Saharanpur, Meerut and Moradabad divisions which will go to polls from April 10 to 17. BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi has already been in the hit list of terrorists and his rally was attacked in Patna. The intelligence agencies claim that with the arrest of these people some untoward incidents have been averted.
SIT charged10 Muslims in riots
Special Investigation Team filed a chargesheet for Muzzaffarnagar riots against 10 Muslim leaders for provoking the communal violence with their biased speeches during Muslim commmunity panchayat. BSP MP Kadir Rana, two party MLAs and former UP MinisterSaeed-uz-Zamaof Congress are among 10 persons chargesheeted by theSIT.
The charge sheet filed in the court ofChief Judicial Magistrate, Sh Narender Kumarby the team in connection with the alleged hate speeches in Khalapar locality of the city on August 30, 2013 by the accused in against of prohibitory orders, cluster following tension inKawal villagein the district.
The other chargesheeted ministers are BSP MLA from Charthawal Noor Saleem Rana, party MLA from Miranpur Maulana Jamil, Congress leader Saeed-uz-Zama, his son Salman Saeed, City Board member Asad Zama Ansari, Ex-member of the City Board Naushad Qureshi, trader Ahsan Qureshi, Sultan Mushir and Naushad.