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Set free by court, Abdul Sammad awaits release

By Vicky Nanjappa
June 20, 2010 16:33 IST
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Abdul Sammad, who was granted bail in the Pune blasts case on June 15, continues to await his release for the want of a guarantor.

Sammad, who was picked by the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad from Mangalore on the suspicion that he was involved in an arms case and also the Pune blasts case, was granted bail five days back. The court, while granting him bail, had ordered him to pay surety of Rs 25000.

The procedure mandates that apart from paying a surety he should also have a person standing guarantee who in turn would be liable if the accused fails to adhere to the bail terms.

Sources told rediff.com that nobody has come forward to stand guarantee. Another issue is that he has no relatives in Mumbai where he is currently lodged.

Family sources say that they have managed to find a person as of now, but there has been some delay with regard to the verification of his documents. The police are looking into the records and do not want any trouble in the high profile case. The verification is expected to take another day following which he will be released.

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