The city police on Tuesday booked a case against Thameem Ansari, who was accused of aiding the Pakistani intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), for allegedly abusing and threatening a police officer of ‘Q’ Branch here.

The case was booked by the Sessions Court police station on a complaint lodged by A. Marimuthu, a Sub Inspector of the ‘Q’ Branch CID, Tiruchi.

His lawyer Stephen Selvaraj alias Kennedy has also been named as an accused in the case booked under IPC sections 294 (b) (uttering obscene words in public place) 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 506 ( i ) (criminal intimidation).

In the complaint, the Sub Inspector stated that when he came on a motorcycle along with a Special Sub Inspector of the ‘Q’ Branch opposite to the combined court complex here on Tuesday, the accused abused him in filthy language, prevented him from discharging his lawful duty and threatened him. The accused have not been arrested in the case till now, police sources here said. The fresh case against Thameem Ansari comes days after he was released from the Tiruchi Central Prison following a recent Madras High Court order quashing his detention under the National Security Act. An ex-Students Federation of India functionary, Ansari was arrested by Q’ Branch CID in Tiruchi in September last year on the charge of spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency. A Madras High Court bench quashed his detention under the National Security Act last month while allowing a habeas corpus petition filed by his wife Nabila.

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