Escape of terrorists: Heads expected to roll in Delhi Police
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Last Updated: Monday, January 04, 2010, 23:37
New Delhi: Heads may roll in the Delhi Police after three Pakistani terrorists escaped from its custody and are still at large even as its chief left it to the Centre to decide which agency was responsible for the embarrassing incident.

The Union Home Ministry was awaiting a "detailed report" called for from all the agencies concerned before what sources said any action could be contemplated.

Commissioner of Delhi police Y S Dadwal said a probe by his force is underway but noted it is only the government which will now clarify which agency was responsible.

Addressing a press conference, Dadwal said a report sought by Home Ministry has been sent. He, however, refused to share the contents saying, "That is an internal affair."

Dadwal also refused to comment on the claims of the FRRO (Foreigners' Regional Registration Registration Office) that the custody of the three terrorists were always the responsibility of special branch of the Delhi police.

"I don't want to say anything. We have sent our report to the government. The government will make matters clear. A magisterial enquiry, set up by the Lt Governor, will also make matters clear," Dadwal said.

The three Pakistani nationals arrested in connection with blasts near the Red Fort nine years ago and due to be deported to their country on their completion of jail term escaped last Friday leaving the authorities red-faced.

Abdul Razzak, Mohammed Sadiq and Rafaqat Ali escaped while being escorted to a hospital for treatment by Meghalaya police personnel on deputation to the Delhi Police's Special Branch.

Asked whether any responsibility was being fixed, Dadwal said, "Yes. We are alive to the matter since the very beginning and we are looking at. We will take action.


First Published: Monday, January 04, 2010, 23:37

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