An accused in the case of planting of a bomb on BJP leader LK Advani's yatra route has filed a petition in the Madras high court bench in Madurai seeking a CBI probe into the matter, alleging that he was falsely implicated in the case.
Hakeem of Jaihindpuram, who moved the court, expressed fear that police could "resort to extra judicial killing of some accused" to cover up their alleged lacunae in the probe.
He is at present in judicial custody in the Madurai central prison.
When the matter came up, Justice V.Ramasubramanian ordered notice to some police officials.
Police had recovered a powerful 'pipe bomb' from under a bridge on October 27 at Alampatti village, about 30 km from here, on the route of Advani's Jan Chetna yatra. Subsequently, the BJP leader's route was diverted. Three persons including Hakeem, were arrested in connection with the incident.
Hakeem alleged that soon after the incident, the special investigation team picked him up and tortured him repeatedly.
Due to multiple injuries, he took treatment as an in patient at Government Rajaji hospital. Even after producing evidence that he was in Chennai at the time of the incident, he was detained and tortured, he alleged.
According to Hakeem, 15 cases were registered against him and he had been acquitted in all the 15 cases.He said he was leading a peaceful life as a vegetable vendor.
In the petition, he said he apprehended danger to his life. Police had implicated him to cover up their falsehood, he alleged and demanded a CBI probe to find out the truth.