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MG reporter released by Madhya Pradesh police
8 April 2008: The Milli Gazette reporter Nadim Ahmad was finally set free today, 8 April 2008, at 2.30 PM at Indore after remaining in police custody for over 42 hours.
Mr Ahmad was taken into custody in the evening of 6 April while visiting an area in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district where, according to police claims, SIMI had run a training camp on the bank of Choral river.
Mr Ahmad was not allowed to visit the area again at the time of his release today. Instead he was escorted to Indore city by a plainclothes police officer who put him on a Bhopal-bound bus. Mr Ahmad’s request to be allowed to take a train to Delhi was also declined by the police.
Ahmad is expected to arrive in Delhi tomorrow by train from Bhopal where during a stopover he will meet mediapersons.
The Milli Gazette editor Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan has thanked the media and civil society in India and abroad for their strong support which finally led the Madhya Pradesh police see reason and release the Delhi-based journalist.