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Protest against Delhi ATS' arrest of innocent youths
Vicky Nanjappa | November 26, 2008 21:17 IST
Over 100 members of the Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Group staged a protest in front of the Special Cell of the Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Delhi [Images] Police on Wednesday morning, demanding action against police officers who had arrested two innocent Kashmiri youths on terror charges in 2006.
Qamar and Ali, both from Kashmir, were arrested by the police from Mukarba Chowk on G T Karnal Road in north Delhi in February 2006.
The Special Cell claimed that the two young men had been arrested while alighting from a Jammu & Kashmir Roadways bus in February 2006. The Delhi ATS officials alleged that the duo, which was carrying two pistols and two kgs of RDX, were militants belonging to the Al Badr outfit.
In its report to the Sessions Court, the CBI disclosed that Ali and Qamar were informers of the Intelligence Bureau.
The protestors alleged that the 'Al Badar operation' of the Special Cell was very similar to the recent Batla House encounter.
The protestors alleged that Tyagi was instrumental in fabricating evidence against Mohammed Arif Qamar and Irshad Ali. He was also part of the police team that was involved in the Jamia Nagar encounter, in which two suspected terrorists and a police officer were killed.
In its closure report, the CBI has said that action must be taken against Tyagi. The case in this regard is coming up for hearing on November 27.
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