Madurai: Police on Thursday opposed in the Madras High Court Bench here a plea seeking transfer of two bomb blast cases that occurred near a mosque here in November last and March this year, to the CBI.
Police Commissioner Sanjay Mathur, in his counter, denied the allegations made by petitioner Syed Abdul Khader, District Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of India that police used third degree methods to get information from Muslims.
The Special Investigation team officials performed their function as per law.They had initiated action in all the cases referred to by the petitioner on the basis of complaints filed by Muslims.
Referring to the charge that several police officers were having vital role to plant bombs in Madurai district,he said "Such allegations are made to divert the genuine and bold officers from performing their duty.The allegations are defamatory in nature.Police investigation will not get derailed by media reports or daily news;instead police investigations are with evidence on each an every accusation".
The commissioner said there was no need to take departmental action against the police personnel involved in the investigation when they were performing their duty.
There was some dispute over the elections to the Jamaat and there was groupism,and police had to enquire in this angle also, he said.
He said even after receiving the summons, the petitioner did not appear,claiming that he was evading the process of law.
Syed Abdul Khader had claimed none of the real accused in these cases had been arrested or secured. The truth would come out only if CBI conducted an inquiry, he said.
Justice R Subbiah had on March 16 asked the police to file a reply today when the SDPI plea came up.
An Improvised Explosive Device fixed under a lawyer`s car went off at Nelpettai on November 20 last year. Another one exploded in the same area on March 14 this year.