Jamia shootout: Delhi Police wants more time to submit report

November 1st, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Having missed the deadline to submit their report on the Jamia Nagar shootout for the second time, the Delhi Police has asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for a three week extension.”The Delhi Police was supposed to submit their report on the Sep 19 Jamia shootout by Oct 30. However, they have now written to the commission asking for three weeks’ time for the same,” an NHRC official told IANS.

Kamran Siddiqui of the NGO Real Cause had alleged that the shootout at the Batla House in Jamia Nagar of south Delhi could have been “fabricated”. Based on the complaint, the commission issued a notice to Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal and sought a report Sep 23, giving them two weeks.

On failing to submit the report within the stipulated time, the commission send them a reminder, extending the deadline to Oct 30.

Two alleged terrorists suspected to be involved in the Sep 13 Delhi serial bombings, which claimed 26 lives, were killed in the shootout. While two other suspected terrorists escaped, one was arrested. Delhi Police inspector M.C. Sharma was also killed in the shootout.

“The commission, in its reminder to the Delhi Police commissioner, directed him to transit the post-mortem report of Atif and Sajid - the two alleged terrorists who were killed in the shootout - and that of Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma who was also killed and the inquest reports.

“It also asked the police to state whether a magisterial enquiry has been ordered in the matter and if so, what its status is,” the official added.

The commission will decide the further course of action once it receives the report.

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