Antilia Terror Case: Prima facie it appears that the accused did not know that the SIM would be used illegally, Court said

In its detailed order granting bail to a 31-year-old man registered in the Antilia terror scare case, a special court has said that prima facie, it appears that he was not aware that the SIM cards purchased by him were used for illegal purposes. were being used for. ,

Naresh Gaur is alleged to have obtained 14 SIM cards, five of which were found in the office of sacked Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waje. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims that five SIM cards were used in the conspiracy to kill Thane resident Mansukh Hiran, linked to a vehicle parked outside Antilia, the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani. The NIA claimed that Gaur purchased SIM cards from Gujarat and provided them to co-accused, sacked constable Vinayak Shinde, who gave them to Waze.

“Prima facie, it appears that the applicant was unaware that the SIM card was being used for the said illegal purpose. He has acted according to the instructions of his master. There is nothing on record to show that he ever contacted the accused Sachin Vaze. He has no direct connection or contact with accused Sachin Waje. No call data record shows to that effect,” said special judge AT Wankhede while granting bail to Gaur on Saturday. The court relied on the statement of a protected witness, who is Gaur’s employer, about the directions given to him to buy the SIM card.

So far 10 accused have been arrested in this case. Gaur is the first accused to get bail.