Special court for false cases against Muslims: LJP

Last Updated: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 18:27

New Delhi: LJP on Saturday demanded setting up a
special fast track court for the speedy time-bound disposal of
cases of "innocent people" from the Muslim community lodged in
jails on "false charges of terrorism" and a special law to
punish police officials responsible for this.
"After every terror incident, doubt is raised on people
from the Muslim community. Government should set up a special
fast track court to dispose of all these cases within a year,"
LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan told said here.

Several young Muslims are being "persecuted" even though
investigations in Ajmer and Malegaon blasts have revealed the
involvement of people from right wing organizations, he said.

Addressing a press conference in the presence of families
of people who were arrested after serial blasts in Delhi,
Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune, Paswan demanded a special
law to punish the police officials behind such "false charges
and wrong cases".

The LJP has also formed a six-member committee to look
into "false" cases lodged by police after serial blasts at
different places in the country, Paswan said.

"There is no law to punish cops and officials of
investigative agencies who have arrested innocent people by
fabricating evidences and cases against them. Government must
look at it to ensure a fair trial in terror cases," he said.

On being asked about his next course of action, Paswan
said, "We will raise this issue with the Prime Minister and
Home Minister. I will personally raise this issue in the Rajya
Sabha."

Demanding a CBI probe into recent incidents of violence
at Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, Paswan said, "Why the Uttarakhand
government is afraid of ordering a CBI probe into this issue?
Why is it not doing anything to ensure the safety of minority
community there?"
Asked about the reason for raising the issue suddenly,
Paswan said, "This committee will look into the cases where
innocent youngsters from Muslim community are being targeted
by the cops. We are not trying to give clean chit to anyone,
but we are asking for a fair and speedy trial in such cases,"
he said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 18:27

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