Govt cancels remission granted to Maqbool
File sent to Governor for approval Rosaiah govt commuted sentence and set him free in 2009 He was again arrested in November 2012 in connection...
File sent to Governor for approval Rosaiah govt commuted sentence and set him free in 2009 He was again arrested in November 2012 in connection with the Pune blasts The State Government on Monday cancelled the remission granted to Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Syed Maqbool and sent the file for the Governor's approval. Highly placed sources said Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy took serious note of Maqbool's involvement in conducting reconnaissance activity in Hyderabad to carry out serial bomb blasts in the city. The then government granted remission based on the 'good conduct' certificate issued by the prison authorities and released Maqbool in October 2009. He was sentenced to life for the murder of Mahaveer Prasad in Siddi Amber Bazaar in the year 2000. He was also convicted in another case of Bodhan police station in Nizamabad district. He was subsequently arrested in November 2012 in Hyderabad by the Delhi police for allegedly training IM operatives in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which were used in the August 2012 Pune serial bombings. With the government's approval for cancellation of remission granted earlier to Maqbool, the prisons and police department would initiate necessary action to ensure that the terror operative undergoes the remaining sentence awarded to him in the two cases. Maqbool served actual sentence of nine years four months and ten days while the total sentence awarded to him was 10 years three months and 18 days, sources said.