Batla case: Minority panel for judicial probe
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 20:10
New Delhi: Bihar's minority commission on Tuesday lambasted the central and the Delhi governments for not ordering a judicial enquiry into the controversial Batla House encounter, saying it reflected their insincerity.

In his address at the conference of state minority commissions, the Chairman of the Bihar Minority Commission Naushad Ahmed said investigations into the September 21, 2008 encounter at Batla House by the National Human Rights Commission and the "difference" in police statement and evidences suggested that the encounter was "fake".

Two youths had been killed in the encounter and the rest arrested on the basis of their alleged involvement in blasts in Delhi, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

"A number of organisations and political parties demanded judicial enquiry into the occurrence but the central government and Delhi government did not do so because, there was something fishy and it is an obvious proof of insincerity of the said governments," Ahmed said.

He said on the contrary, Bihar government immediately ordered an enquiry into the Forbesganj police firing in which four persons of the minority community were gunned down in the state in an unfortunate incident.

Referring to the arrest of an alleged Indian Mujahiddin Kafil Ahmad 'motivator' by Delhi police from Darbhanga, the state minority panel chief said he was an "ordinary cycle repairer" who resided in a small room of a Madarsa.

He alleged that the entire action in this case was taken "without any investigation and without permission of Bihar police. This shameful act of Delhi police has upset all sections particularly the minority community in Bihar."

Ahmad also raised the issue of inadequate representation of minorities in polie services.


First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 20:10

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