Abdulla Salafi acquitted after 19 years

New Delhi: A sessions court in Kolkata on Tuesday acquitted a religious preacher from Murshidabad, who was arrested in December 1998 on the basis of false allegation of his links with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – intelligence agency of Pakistan, after 19 years. Abdullah Salafi (now 58) was picked up in a joint operation led by the Sagardidhi police and the Special Branch of Kolkata Police when he was going to attend a community program in his locality. He was booked under sections 121 (waging war against the Government of India), 121A (criminal conspiracy) and 467 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Date of incident: December 19, 2017
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  • Name of the victim : Abdullah Salafi
    Name of Perpetrator Police
    State West Bengal
    District/City Murshidabad (Berhampore)
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