Muslims demand CBI probe into Batla encounter
A body of Muslim intellectuals asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to institute a CBI probe into the Batla House encounter.
Aligarh: A body of Muslim intellectuals on Saturday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to institute a CBI probe into the Batla House encounter that took place in 2008.
The Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC), comprising
mostly teachers and former teachers of the Aligarh Muslim
University, had sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister in
The memorandum slammed Union Home Minister P Chidambram
for describing the encounter as genuine, MBMC chief Razaullah
Khan told reporters here.
"What has pained members of the Muslim community is the
fact that even a call for dispensation of justice is dubbed as
appeasement by certain sections of the polity," he said.
Those opposing a free and transparent probe into the
encounter were playing into the hands of anti-national forces
who were trying to spread "ill-will and dissatisfaction" in
society, the MBMC said.
Secretary MBMC Jaseem Mohammad said a delegation of AMU
teachers would shortly leave for New Delhi to press for a
CBI probe into the Batla House incident.
The encounter on September 19, 2008 at Batla House led
to the killing of Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chandra Sharma
and two Indian Mujahideen terrorists.