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Shahed Bilal’s father believes he’s alive

Posted by on May 21, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: “If my son (Mohammed Abdul) Shahed alias Shahed Bilal is on the CBI’s list of most wanted criminals, that means he is alive. Please, bring my son back to me. We will be very happy,” Mohammed Abdul Wahed said to media persons on Friday.

Abdul Wahed, a teacher by profession, said that he does not have any official information on the death or whereabouts of his son Shahed whom the police calls Shahed Bilal.

Meanwhile, Shaikh Abdul Khaja alias Amjad, the other reported terrorist who also figured in the CBI’s list, has been shifted to a prison in Warangal from Cherlapally, sources said. He is the elder brother of Abdul Kaleem, the law student who during a series of meetings with Hindu militant ideologue Swami Aseemanand in Cherapally jail inspired him to confess to his role and that of his followers in the bombing of Muslim places of worship, including Mecca Masjid, across the country in the last about seven years.

Amjad was involved in a clash with the Cherlapally prison officials a few months ago. After this incident, the prison authorities shifted him to Warangal jail in February and suspended his weekly meetings with his family members. Now, the officials have lifted the ban on meeting. “My family members met him a couple of days ago there. He has some serious issues with the treatment being given to him,” his brother Abdul Khadir, who has arrived from the Gulf recently, told TOI. “Amjad is a graduate and holds a diploma in IT. I am a graduate too. Our younger brother is right now writing his law exams”, Khadir said.

City police said that Shahed Bilal, a HuJI operative involved in four terrorist activities, was killed in Karachi along with his brother Mohammed Abdul Samad by the Pakistani intelligence agents in 2007. They said that Bilal had fallen out with his masters after his name appeared as the main accused in the Mecca Masjid bomb blast that had taken place in May the same year.

Besides Shahed and Samad, Abdul Majeed, Abdul Khadir and Abdul Ahad are the other sons of Abdul Wahed. He also has four daughters, and lives in Moosaram Bagh near Malakpet. Abdul Wahed said Shahed was never called Bilal. “It is the police who gave him that name. He had left for the Gulf for a job when his name started appearing in relation to several crimes,” he said. TOI

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