Continuing its run of bloopers, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) Interpol red corner notices list has three names erroneously put there – one is of a militant killed four years ago, while the other two are currently in Indian jails.
Hyderabad resident Mohammed Abdul Shahed alias Shahid Bilal, an alleged militant owing allegiance to Harkat ul Jehad al Islami (HuJI) was reportedly killed in August 2007 by unidentified men in Pakistan. Indian agencies had even confirmed his death.
Shaikh Abdul Khaja alias Mohammed Amjad, another HuJI militant, who the agencies had arrested in January 2010 from Colombo, is currently in Cherlapally jail in Andhra Pradesh. He is the elder brother of Shaikh Abdul Kaleem, who was released earlier this year after Swami Aseemanand, a suspect in the Ajmer blast, credited him with his change of heart. Rajkumar Meghen, the chairman of United National Liberation Front (UNLF), was arrested by Central agencies from Motihari in Bihar in December 2010.
The CBI has now removed from the public domain its Interpol red corner notices list as well as its list of 50 most wanted fugitives believed to be in Pakistan. “We have decided to update the list after errors were pointed out in it,” said Dharini Mishra, the CBI spokesperson.
Earlier this week, Wazahul Khan, a Mulund blast accused, whom the CBI had said was hiding in Pakistan, was found to be living in Thane, while Feroze Rashid Khan, a 1993 serial blasts accused named is the ‘wanted’ list, was found lodged at Arthur Road jail after his arrest in February last year.
Mishra said as of now the CBI was in the process of removing the five names, but sources said the CBI will have to completely overhaul its wanted list to avoid further humiliation.