Special Correspondent

LUCKNOW: The Union Government has asked for a detailed report on the arrest of the three Jaish-e-Mohammad militants in Lucknow on Friday.

Official sources confirmed that the Central Government has asked for a report and said that it was being prepared and would be sent soon. Sources said New Delhi was concerned at the developments which pointed to the Jaish plot to abduct a top politician of Uttar Pradesh and build pressure on the Union Government for securing the release of 42 Jaish militants lodged in different Indian jails.

The three ultras, Mohd Abid, Yusuf alias Faisal and Mirza Rashid Beg, were remanded to 14 days judicial custody. They were presented in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in the State capital on Saturday. The had earlier been taken to a lower court which refused to adjudicate as the case was not in its jurisdiction.

Roughed up

Their presence in the CJM court was not without drama with the lawyers in the court displaying mob mentality. No sooner had the three ultras been brought to the court than the lawyers present there roughed them up. The police escorting the militants were unable to control the mob fury.

It was with great difficulty that the three were locked inside the court room as the lawyers trying to barge in, apparently with the intention of lynching them. Some senior advocates tried to pacify them but failed. The District Magistrate, Chandra Bhanu and the SSP, Akhil Kumar reached the court and pacified the agitating lawyers. Later, heavy police force and PAC was deployed in the court.

Following the completion of court proceedings, the three ultras were escorted to the Lucknow District Jail under heavy police escort late in the evening.

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