Alleged Pakistani spy's remand extended
OT, July 20, 2012 13:12 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/New Delhi
Zubair Khan, picked up from Shaheen Bagh on the night of July 17 by the Delhi crime branch on charge of allegedly working for a Pakistani intelligence agency, was produced in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi on Friday. He was remanded into five-day police custody, according to Zubair’s brother Tayyab Khan.
He said that the family was deeply upset by the development.
Local MLA Asif Md Khan was also present in the court with Zubair’s family members. Several efforts to contact him after the court proceeding was over failed as he didn’t pick up the phone.
There was some hope for the family members after reports in an Urdu national daily was published in the morning in which MLA Khan had claimed that "things would be positive after meeting senior officials."
Also, Khan had met Zubair (Who is Zubair Khan?) and some senior officials, according to the report.
After he was snubbed by protesters at the Jamia Nagar police station (Late night arrest of Shaheen Bagh youth stokes anger among locals, road blocked) for allegedly using foul language against local police officials on July 18 protest, he is seen to be taking interest in the case.
Also, the report pointed out that he with a local SP MP also met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and urged her to bring an end to the witch-hunting of Muslim youth during Ramadan.
Local leader Amanatullah Khan, who was leading the protest on July 18 in Jamia Nagar area, said: “Let us wait and see what happens.” (The alleged spy Zubair saga: What leaders, family members and cops say.)
His family members, however, refuted the allegations, claiming that he survived on Rs 10,000 monthly salary in a small house in Shaheen Bagh.
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