IM operative Maqbool's remission cancelled

Published: 05th March 2013 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2013 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy signed a file cancelling the remission granted to Syed Maqbool, an alleged operative of Indian Mujahideen. The file was sent immediately for Governor ESL Narasimhan’s approval on Monday night.

Maqbool reportedly recede for the recent bomb blasts in Hyderabad.

“In view of the serious criminal offence committed by Syed Maqbool, the chief minister has decided to cancel the remission,” official sources said. Maqbool was currently under the custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Hyderabad. The NIA team was grilling him for his suspected role in the Dilsukhnagar terrorist blasts.

 Maqbool was convicted for life in a case registered at Afzal Gunj police station. He was also convicted for life in another crime under Bodhan police station limits in Nizamabad district. He was granted remission by Rosaiah government for his ‘good conduct’ and was released from jail on October 2, 2009.

As per guidelines, remission is applicable to life convicts who have spent seven years in prison. Once of the conditions is that the remission will be cancelled if the released convict commits any criminal offence again.

According to sources, Maqbool served the actual sentence of nine years, four months and 10 days out of the total over 10 years.

In view of chief minister’s decision cancelling the remission, police would take appropriate action against Maqbool. Now, he had to serve the remaining period of sentence in the cases in which he was convicted, sources said.

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