New Delhi: Latching on to Supreme Court judgement in Akshardham temple attack case, JD(U) Wednesday accused BJP leader Amit Shah and Gujarat government of "misusing" state machinery "against a particular community" and demanded that other such cases should be transferred out of that state.
In a major setback to Gujarat government, the Supreme Court had on May 16 acquitted all six convicts, including three condemned prisoners, in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case, saying "the story of the prosecution crumbles down at every juncture".
In a press release, JD (U) general secretary K C Tyagi said, "The Supreme Court judgement clearly raises the doubt on the intention of Gujarat government against the innocents and minorities in their state. BJP has called cases against Amit Shah in three staged killing as politically motivated.
"If cases against Shah are politically motivated then why not such cases of innocents like Adambhai Sulemanbhai Ajmeri and Abdul Kayum should also be treated as politically motivated?"
Adam Ajmeri, Shan Miya alias Chand Khan and Mufti Abdul Qyyum Mansuri were awarded the death sentence in July, 2006, by the special court set up to try the case under POTA.
Tyagi said "strict actions are required against police officials and the then Home Minister Amit Shah for implicating innocent people in false cases and making their family life miserable."
He said his party condemns the state government for "misusing" their anti terrorist cell and the entire state machinery..."against a particular community" and demanded that the cases of all such undertrials, who are lodged in Gujarat jails, should be transferred out of Gujarat.