Three of the victims injured in the police firing during the protest at Azad Maidan on Saturday have moved the Bombay high court seeking inquiry by a specialised investigating agency and a separate investigation by the chairman of the Human Rights Commission.
Petitioners Nazar Siddiquie, 36, Sahaikh Rashid, 22, and Akbar Khan, 27, who are currently recuperating at JJ hospital, have also sought a compensation of Rs10 lakh each and registration of FIR against the policemen who allegedly fired at the mob.
The petition states that Siddiquie and Rashid were on their way home in the eastern suburbs and were just passing through Azad Maidan. The policemen allegedly shot at them from behind with their self-loading rifle without any warning.
Khan claimed that he was trying to save a young boy near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) when he was shot at from close range.
The petition also claimed that the bullet had hit Khan below the waist and passed through his body. However, the petitioners are yet to get their medical report from the hospital.
Siddiquie and Rashid contended that they had nothing to do with the protest and they had gone to Colaba to shop for Eid.
Khan claimed that he was at Manish market when he decided to attend the congregation. The court has kept the matter for hearing on August 16.