Samajwadi Party leader and MLA in state assembly, Abu Asim Azmi defended his visit to the family of an accused in the ONGC terror blast case, Riyaz Ali, by saying that the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party too had supported Hindu outfit workers arrested for their connection in the Malegaon blast case. Talking to the media, Samajwadi party leader and MLA in state assembly Abu Asim Azmi said that he wanted to hear the plight of relatives of the accused by meeting them. Azmi met relatives of Ali at their Bandra residence. He also said that he never met Shehzad, arrested in connection with the Batla House encounter. While defending his act, Azmi said that even the BJP and Shiv Sena had supported Pradnya Singh Thakur and Col SP Purohit after their arrests in relation to the Malegaon blasts. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Dhiraj Mishra for NMTV News.
April 1, 2020