CBI accepts terror list goof up, suspends inspector

A CBI Inspector was suspended and two senior officials were transferred after another `fugitive` named in India`s most wanted list handed over to Pakistan has been found in a jail in Mumbai.

Last Updated: May 19, 2011, 22:56 PM IST

New Delhi: A CBI Inspector was on Thursday night
suspended and two senior officials were transferred after
another "fugitive" named in India`s most wanted list handed
over to Pakistan has been found in a jail in Mumbai.

The transferred officials are a CBI SP and a Dy SP, a CBI
spokesperson said.

The action came after Feroz Rashid Khan, alias Hamza, 51,
an accused in 1993 Mumbai blast case who was arrested from a
village in Navi Mumbai in February last year and was handed
over to CBI for further investigation, was traced in Arthur
Road Jail in Mumbai.

CBI had issued an Interpol Red Corner Notice against Khan
in 1994 but the notice was not withdrawn even after the agency
has got his custody.

"CBI has conveyed to the Home Ministry that the lapse
was on the agency`s part. When CBI forwarded the list to MHA,
they forgot to delete the name of this person," a Home
Ministry spokesperson said.

Khan is alleged to have facilitated transport and
distribution of arms and ammunitions during the blast and
subsequently. Mumbai police had alleged that following Dawood
Ibrahim`s instructions, Khan arranged for landing of arms
allegedly used in the blast.

PTI