Attack on Khalid Mujahid’s advocate

By Staff Reporter,

Faizabad: Lawyers in Faizabad attacked Advocate Mohammed Salim, an associate of Advocate Jamal Ahmed, who was lawyer of Khalid Mujahid in Faizabad case. They also ransacked chambers of Advocate Shakilur Rehman,Jamal Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed.

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Speaking to TCN, activist Shah Alam confirmed the news. He informed that Salim is now undergoing medical treatment.

Sources tell TCN that yesterday there was a protest in Faizabad called by ullemas and several civil rights groups against custodial death of Khalid that had attracted over 300 people. Bar Association of Faizabad today passed a resolution against the protest and latter attacked Advocate Salim.

Khalid Mujahid who was arrested on charges of serial blasts in 2007 died on Saturday while he was returning from Faizabad to Lucknow jail on Saturday. Khalid fainted on way at Barabanki, according to police and was taken to District Hospital, Barabanki where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Rihai Manch (Forum for the Release of Innocent Muslims imprisoned in the name of Terrorism) has condemned the attack, saying that the administration is siding with the saffron elements to target those who are fighting for the innocents. Speaking to TCN, Rajeev Yadav of Rihai Manch added that even in past lawyers and civil rights activists have been threatened and attacked by the state machinery and the communal forces for taking up the causes of innocents.

Advocate Salim was later admitted in the District Hospital.

Rihai Manch has also demanded the arrests of hooligans of SP, Bajrang Dal, Hindu Yuva Vahini and BJP who were responsible for attack. Spokesperson of the Rihai Manch has blamed the Samajwadi Party for encouraging the communal elements to prevent oppositions and demonstrations in support of martyr Khalid Mujahid.