Cleared by CBI, held by police, man alleges assault in jail

February 6th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A man arrested on charges of being a terrorist by Delhi Police’s Special Cell Friday told a city court that he was thrashed by inmates of the high-security Tihar Jail here.He had earlier sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention for relief as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had given him a clean chit.

In an application filed in the court of Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Gautam, Irshad Ali sought a medical examination as he claimed he was beaten up inside the Tihar jail by two inmates Thursday.

He demanded an inquiry into the matter to ascertain who was behind the attack.

Taking cognizance of his application, the court asked the jail superintendent to file a report by Monday.

The Special Cell arrested Ali and Mohammed Moarif Qamar Feb 9, 2006, from the G.T. Karnal Road bus terminal and said they were Al-Badr terrorists. The police claimed that pistols, RDX, detonators and other ammunition was recovered from them.

The CBI in its closure report last year submitted that the two alleged Al-Badr terrorists were innocent and were wrongly framed. The investigating agency even came to the conclusion that the two were working as police informers.

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