By Newzfirst Bureau2/23/13


Bangalore –  A special NIA court on Saturday ordered the immediate release of journalist Muthiur Rahman Siddiqi and Yusuf Nalband, who were arrested on charges of hatching a conspiracy to kill prominent personalities and having links with banned terrorist groups.


The two are likely to be released by Saturday evening or by latest on Monday.

Muthiur Rahman Siddiqi a journalist working with a leading English daily and Yusuf Nalband were among the 15 accused arrested last year in the controversial Karnataka terror plot. Many media houses had projected Muthiur Rahman as the ‘Mastermind’ of this conspiracy.

National Investigation Agency (NIA), while submitting the charge sheet, dropped all charges against him on 21st of this month.