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Innocent Prisoners- In conversation with Abdul Wahid Shaikh
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'Innocent Prisoners'- In conversation with Abdul Wahid Shaikh


Abdul Wahid Shaikh is a teacher at a Mumbai school who is an acquitted person in the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings case. He wrote a book namely 'Beguna Qaidi' when he was incarcerated in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail.

The book originally published in Urdu and later translated into Hindi is now available in English also.

The author was the only person to be acquitted out of the 13 accused in the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings case because till the end, he refused to sign a false confessional statement while his other co-accused succumbed to pressures and signed their false confessions, which were used in court to sentence them to death and life imprisonment.

Shaikh completed his post-graduation and studied law during his nine years in jail. Even years after his acquittal, cops continue to harass him. Keeping his promise to his co-accused, he frequently travels around the country talking about the truth. A Hindi feature film based on his life will soon be released.

In this video Wahid Shaikh speaks with Dr Abhay Kumar on his book and experiences.

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