New Delhi: The family of Naqi Ahmed,
arrested by the Maharashtra ATS as the man behind 13/7 Mumbai
blasts, today said it would ask for the testimony of Delhi
Police Special cell officials whom the 22-year-old was helping
to solve a terror case by remaining undercover.
Naqi`s brother Taqi Ahmed (24) told reporters here that
he and his associates have approached the National Human
Rights Commission (NHRC), National Commission for Minorities,
Delhi Police Commissioner and Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram to obtain help for his "innocent" brother who has
been wrongfully framed by the ATS in the serial blasts case
which claimed 27 lives.
"My brother is innocent. He was helping the Special Cell
(of Delhi police) from December 9, 2011 to January 9 recently
after they had approached him for help in a case they were
pursuing. We will go to the court and other forums to get
justice for my brother," Taqi said at a press conference here.
Taqi was flanked by the representatives of Jamia
Teacher`s solidarity association and social organisation--
Taqi, during the conference, also claimed that he met the
two officials of Special Cell, with whom Naqi had gone to
Mumbai, two days back and they have assured him that they
would stand by his brother`s "innocence".
"The two Special cell officials assured me that they
would go to the court and testify that my brother Naqi was
indeed helping in their investigation and that he is
innocent," he said.
Maharashtra ATS chief Rakesh Maria had yesterday
announced in Mumbai the arrest of Naqi and said he was
indoctrinated by IM head Yasin Bhatkal and also that Naqi
helped the IM mastermind to rent the third floor flat in Habib
Building at Byculla last year.