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Businessman moves HC in ‘illegal arrest’ case

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2010 01:28 IST
Shahkar Abidi
Shahkar Abidi
Hindustan Times
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A businessman from Bandra who was arrested by the Oshiwara police in December for allegedly threatening a Jogeshwari resident with a revolver, has approached the high court claiming Rs 50 lakh as compensation for his alleged ‘illegal’ arrest.

Hindustan Times had on February 19, reported how the police on December 1 had arrested Mir Mozam Ali (40), after a women lodged a complaint alleging him of threatening her at gunpoint.

The police refused to acknowledge Ali’s plea claiming that he was present in the high court on the said day and he had to spend two days in lockup.

After getting bail, Ali approached the court and obtained the closed-circuit television images, which reportedly established his innocence. The images were submitted to the police and the case against him was taken back. Ali said: “My reputation was maligned due to the wrong acts of the police. I will fight to ensure that these officials are punished.”

He alleged that his constitutional rights have been breached due to the illegal arrest and his reputation as a social worker and businessman has been maligned. He has also demanded a CID inquiry and wants the officials to undergo narco-analysis and brain mapping.

His petition alleges the officials, including senior inspector D.K. Rupwate, of being in league with the complainant and preparing a fake FIR and medical papers.