Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), November 24
It took him 26 years to prove that he was falsely implicated in an Arms Act case, in which he was accused of possessing four 12 bore bullets.
Mohammed Salahuddin, now 62, was fighting a case in court for the past 26 years, during which he attended over 200 hearings.
He was 36 in 1995, when Muzaffarnagar police booked him for allegedly possessing four bullets, he was also arrested and spent 20 days in jail before getting bail.
According to Salahuddin, “The allegations against me were false and I was framed by my relatives. I am a small farmer having only 10 bighas of land and I have no other business. My whole life was spent attending court hearings. Gaya. Case taken. All my earnings too.” Chief Judicial Magistrate Manoj Kumar, in his order, said that the prosecution did not testify to the charges nor produced any evidence before the court during the trial. right was withdrawn.
Over the years, Salahuddin developed a thrombosis in the leg, which caused severe pain when walking long distances.
His son, Ashu Ahmed, who was just two years old when his father was booked, said the family’s monthly income is around Rs 20,000 and most of the money was spent on the case.
“We are a family of five and then my father had medical expenses as well,” he said.