The following is an interesting story from the Times of India newpaper on 22nd September 2007:
Jailed ‘militant’ urges PM to intervene , Days After CBI ‘Clean Chit’, Still In Tihar
New Delhi: Languishing in Tihar Jail for the past 18 months, even after the CBI stated in Delhi High Court in July this year that the Delhi Police probe against them ‘‘did not inspire confidence’’, one of the two alleged Al Badr terrorists has decided to speak out. Immediately after a report appeared in this paper on September 13 about the two accused, Irshad Ali and Mohammed Qamar, Ali wrote a letter to an Urdu daily and his relatives, asking them to send a copy of the letter to this paper.
Urging the prime minister to step in, Ali in the letter describes how the two of them were falsely implicated by the special cell of Delhi Police and, in another setback for the cops, also provides the numbers of mobile phones which were provided to him by the police and IB to work as their informers. Ali says he provided information to police and IB officers on these phones and pleads that these numbers be scrutinized to ‘‘dig out the truth’’.
The CBI status report, which pointed to at least seven major loopholes in the police investigations, was first reported by this paper on July 17. In a follow-up on September 13 (‘IB, Cops in Murky Frame Up’), which is referred to by Ali in the letter, it was revealed that IB officials had actively participated in the operation. IB officer Majid Din’s name also figures in the letter and his phone number mentioned is the same as the one in CBI’s report.
The other officials, who have been named in the letter, and with whom he had regular interaction as informer, include ACP Sanjeev Yadav, inspectors Hriday Bhushan, Lalit Mohan Negi and Aftab, who works with IB. To their credit, Bhushan and Negi appeared before the CBI and accepted that Ali and Qamar were their informers and that they were not a part of the operation to arrest the two men. The special cell held a press conference after their arrest and claimed the two were terrorists and that 2 kg RDX had been seized from them.
Yadav, however, filed a report in the high court saying that the operation was genuine even after the court ordered a CBI probe into their arrests.
Ali, however, goes on express apprehension about the CBI probe and says that he wasn’t sure if the CBI would ensure punishment for the culprits. He clearly fears that the CBI, being a government agency, would finally bail out the cops under scanner. He says the two men have identified the place where they were illegally detained for two months, but the CBI had not put this on record. As an insider, and somebody who helped police nab terrorists and criminals in the past, he also describes the modus operandi of the special cell for framing innocent people. Joint commissioner of police (special cell) Karnal Singh, however, said these were allegations and that he did not want to comment because the matter is pending in the high court.
Special Cell Is A Group Of Licensed Marauders, Writes ‘Informer’ Irshad Ali
I am writing this letter from Tihar Jail with the aim of saving innocent youths from getting trapped by unscrupulous security officials. My name is Irshad Ali, s/o Mohammad Yunus, incarcerated in ward no. 5 (high risk ward), cell no. 13 in jail no. 8 of Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Many of you may have read my story in The Times of India dated September 13, 2007 citing a CBI report confirming that IB and Special Cell of Delhi Police had framed us. But I doubt if the CBI will nail the actual culprits.
I was working as an informer for the Special Cell of Delhi Police, which works closely with the IB. Having worked with them, I feel duty bound to apprise the nation of how they manufacture terrorists. Have you ever noticed how quick our agencies are in nabbing the culprits even before they strike? But how they still have not yet been able to lay their hands on any terrorist involved in the Mumbai and Delhi blasts?
I have the answers.
In order to keep their ranks and earn rewards, Special Cell creates terrorists. They have employed a number of youths on a very paltry remuneration. They are not regular employees, but vagabonds who are given mobile phones and protection. They are asked to fan out and hire accommodation somewhere in the city. They mingle with unemployed youth and befriend people. After identifying vulnerable targets, they form a group, arrange weapons and incite these youth to go for a robbery. Special Cell secretly also provides them a stolen vehicle, which is procured from known car thieves.
These youths who vest all their trust in the Special Cell agent finally one day decide to go for an operation. On reaching the target, they are trapped in the net. The police are already there and they are all nabbed. Interestingly, the agent, who is also a mastermind is never caught.
Medals and bravery awards follow. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) feeds the government and media with concocted stories. Have you noticed that those killed in encounters are invariably found carrying details like their names, rank in the organisation etc in their pockets? They die without firing a bullet and even if they fire, it never hits the target. Compare it with the Army’s encounters with real terrorists in Kashmir. In almost every battle, one or two personnel get bullet wounds. Either our Army is not as trained as the Special Cell of Delhi Police, or these encounters are fake.
The Special Cell is a group of licensed marauders. They are venomous against Muslims. My only fault was that I refused to go along with them for too long. They know in the name of Islamic terrorism, you can book anyone, plant explosives, give the name of some organisation and get away with it. I am pained to say, our courts too fall in line.
I was in their confinement for over two months. After my father lodged a complaint in the local police station and the family of my co-accused, Nawab S/o Qamar, gave a look out notice on TV, they produced us claiming we had been nabbed with explosives while returning after a two-month training. We challenged it in the high court, which later directed the CBI to inquire. CBI has submitted its preliminary report. I don’t think they will go too far to book their cousins in the IB and Special Cell. For the past one-and-half years, we have been identifying the place where we had been kept for two months. But they are deliberately not putting it on record.
I appeal to PM Dr Manmohan Singh, to step in and put a stop to such activities.
Here are names and phone numbers of officials for whom I was working:
IB officer Khalid alias Majid, 9810702004
IB officer Aftab, 9810702004
ACP Sanjeev Yadav, 9810058002
Inspectors Lalit Mohan (9811980604),
Hardev Bhushan (9811980601)
They had also given me a mobile phone with SIM 9873303646. My mobile for talking to IB officers was 9873131845. It is not difficult for any agency or the media to get details of calls from these numbers to dig out the truth.
s/o Mohamamd Yunus