In what could be an embarrassment to the Delhi Police, the CBI has said it has found nothing against the two suspected members of Kashmiri militant outfit Al-Badar arrested by the elite Special Cell in 2006.
Giving relief to the two -- Mohammed Moarif Qamar and Irshad Ali -- arrested by the Delhi Police with the help of an Intelligence Bureau official, the CBI has filed a closure report in a court saying nothing adverse has been found against them.
The agency also sought permission from the court for taking action against three Delhi Police officers posted with the elite Special Cell, dealing in terror cases.
The three -- Vinay Tyagi, Ravinder Tyagi and Subash Vats -- all posted with the Special Cell, were questioned by the CBI which had gone into the case following a direction by the Delhi High Court, the investigating agency told the court.
The CBI, in its closure report filed on November 11, demanded that the three officers of the anti-terror cell of Delhi Police allegedly behind the "operation" be booked for lying under oath and creating "false" evidence, among other serious offences.
The CBI also sought permission to carry on with the probe to ascertain from where the arms and ammunition, claimed by the police to have recovered from Qamar and Ali, were recovered. The duo have been languishing in a jail since February 2006 after being arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell allegedly for being Al-Badar militants.
The CBI also said that an Intelligence Bureau official had made 56 calls from his official landline number on Ali's mobile phone before the arrest.
The Court has now fixed November 27 as the date to take cognisance of the closure report filed by the CBI.