Delhi police on Saturday objected to the CBI's move to file a closure report giving a clean chit to two persons arrested in 2006 on suspicion of being Al Badr militants.
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police, which arrested Mohammed Moarif Qamar and Irshad Ali with the help of an Intelligence Bureau official in February, 2006 was left embarrassed after the CBI found nothing adverse against the two and termed them "innocent" in its report submitted opn November 11.
In its plea before the court of Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Gautam, the Special Cell said the High Court had directed the CBI to further investigate the matter, which did not mean it had to re-investigate it.
The accused had on December 24 moved an application before the court seeking their immediate release from the Tihar jail here on the basis of the CBI's closure report.
The Special Cell's plea had come in response to their application. The court, however, asked the accused to file their response on contentions of the police on January 13.
The police had earlier also sought a fair chance of hearing stating that the chargesheet filed against the two persons should also be considered before taking a decision on the CBI's closure report.