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Suspected al Qaeda terrorist wants to file discharge petition

Press Trust of India  |  Cuttack 

A today could not frame charges against a suspected al Qaeda terrorist as he preferred to file a discharge saying the charges against him in the police report are "false and groundless".

The district sessions was scheduled to frame charges against Abdur Rehman but he said he would go for discharge under Section 239 of CrPC.

Section 239 of CrPC says that a magistrate, after examining police report and giving the prosecution and the accused an opportunity of being heard, can discharge an accused if he considers the charge against the accused is groundless.

The public prosecutor opposed the discharge of Rehman and sought time to file a counter to it.

S N Mishra allowed the prosecution to file a counter by August 28 and adjourned the hearing on discharge petition till September 6.

Rehman was arrested by Police from here in December 2015 for his alleged links with al Qaeda.

He was subsequently booked by Odisha Police under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after finding that money from abroad had come to bank accounts operated by him.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 22:48 IST