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Father moves court

THE ARREST of an alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) member Imran Ahmed has landed the cops into trouble, as Imran?s father had filed a petition in the Lucknow bench of the High Court raising a question over role of the police.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 01:32 IST
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THE ARREST of an alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) member Imran Ahmed has landed the cops into trouble, as Imran’s father had filed a petition in the Lucknow bench of the High Court raising a question over role of the police.

The Special Task Force (STF), in a joint operation with the J&K police, claimed to have arrested Imran from Ataria in Sitapur on April 7. Then the cops had claimed that Imran was wanted by the J&K police in an attempt-to-murder case in Sandwa police station, Kupwara in J&K.

The police claimed that Imran, along with two dreaded JeM terrorists, was engaged in an exchange of fire with the Army personnel on December 27, 2005 in Kupwara.

While two militants and two Army men were killed in the encounter, Imran had managed to flee the scene. He was wanted since then. However, Imran’s father Nisar Ahmed, in the writ petition filed in the court on March 31, stated that a group of plain-clothes armed men had picked up Imran from Ayush Computer and Education Centre at Salon township of Rae Bareli district at 4 pm on March 23.

Nisar and his wife Rubabun Nisha sent a letter through FAX to SP Rae Bareli and other senior officials intimating them about ‘abduction’ of their son. But, none of the officials helped the couple.

Since the petitioner had mentioned that the persons who had picked up his son had identified themselves as STF sleuths, the court summoned the STF officials on April 3. But, the STF personnel denied having picked up Imran. Later, the court summoned SP Rae Bareli on April 6, and the ASP said that Imran was wanted by the J&K police in connection with a case there. It was also revealed that the J&K police had procured an arrest warrant for Imran on March 25.

Talking to the HT, Nisar Ahmed claimed that the J&K police had procured the warrant only after picking him up on March 23. Counsel for the petitioner Shishir Pradhan said that on Monday, SP Rae Bareli filed an affidavit stating that Imran was arrested by cops in Sitapur. Pradhan said that they had filed a rejoinder which would be put up before the court next week.

First Published: Apr 11, 2006 01:32 IST