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CBI nails Delhi Police claims of fake militant arrests

The Delhi HC says the CBI report into the case where two people were allegedly framed as terrorists from J&K went against the anti-terror squad.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2008 17:54 IST

In an embarrassment to the elite Special Cell of Delhi Police, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said the CBI report into the case where two people were allegedly framed as terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir went against the anti-terror squad.

Justice S L Bhayana made this remark against the Delhi Police while hearing a criminal writ petition in connection with the case.

The case pertains to the arrest of Mohammed Moarif Qamar and Irshad Ali, who were alleged to be militants of Al-Badr and arrested by Special Cell from Mubarak Chowk on G T Karnal Road in North Delhi on February 2006.

"The report is totally against you," the judge said. The court gave the agency four more months to file a conclusive report in the case.

Sufian Siddiqui has already given an undertaking before the court that his clients would not be filing any bail plea and would await the court's judgment.

The CBI had questioned several senior officials as the agency had found some proof to establish that the two were police informers. While nailing several aspects of the probe of the Delhi Police, the CBI, in its investigations, pointed out that statements of special cell sleuths contradicted each other, the sources said, adding some of the low-rung officials in the Intelligence Bureau were also questioned.