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'FBI officer sexually harassed me,' says 26/11 accused

February 09, 2009 21:10 IST

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into the Mumbai [Images] terror attack took an unusual twist with Faheem Ansari, one of the accused, leveling sexual harassment allegations against a lady officer of the American agency, who had reportedly interrogated him in Mumbai.

Ansari has moved the court with his lawyer Ejaz Naqvi, filing an application before an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate alleging that a lady FBI officer, who had interrogated the accused, had "sexually harrassed him all through the night."

The court issued a notice today to the city police's Crime Branch and directed it to file their reply to the application by February 26.

The application also made a plea for Ansari to be sent for medical check-up as he has developed "itches and wounds all over his body".

"Ansari had been interrogated by three FBI officers out of which one of them, a lady officer, had sexually abused him," Naqvi told the court.

Ansari had earlier filed an application seeking action against the city police for allegedly allowing the FBI to interrogate him.

Ansari is also the prime accused in the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force camp at Rampur on January 1, 2008.

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