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Lucknow High Court's Bail Decision for Terror Suspects Sparks Controversy

Lucknow High Court (symbolic picture)
Lucknow High Court (symbolic picture)

 

IIE Digital Desk : Lucknow High Court has granted bail to 11 individuals accused of having links with terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). The accused were arrested in a series of operations conducted by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The court's decision has sparked significant debate, with law enforcement agencies expressing concerns about potential risks to national security. The accused, who have been under investigation for alleged involvement in terrorist activities, were granted bail due to what the court cited as "insufficient evidence" to justify prolonged detention.

The ATS and NIA have been working to dismantle networks associated with AQIS and JMB, which are known for their involvement in various terror plots across the region. The agencies had earlier claimed that the accused were part of a larger conspiracy aimed at destabilizing the country. Public reaction to the bail decision has been mixed, with some questioning the efficacy of the investigation and others emphasizing the importance of upholding legal standards and human rights. "We respect the court's decision but will continue our efforts to ensure the safety and security of the nation," said an NIA spokesperson.

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