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Why the Delhi Police Special Cell will continue to manufacture terrorists: JTSA

March 24, 2013

This release was put out yesterday by the JAMIA TEACHERS’ SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION

Last year, JTSA compiled and released a report documenting 16 cases where the Delhi Police, especially its Special Cell, had framed innocents as terrorists. An overwhelming number of these unfortunate men were from Kashmir. Despite the fact that we cited court judgements which reprimanded the Cell for refusing to join independent witnesses, for willfully violating established procedures, for illegally detaining accused and showing their arrests on later dates; for fabricating evidence and failing to provide an iota of evidence in support of their charges – neither the leadership of the Delhi Police nor the Home Ministry felt the need for any enquiry.

Many of these prize catches of the Special Cell happened to be either police or IB informers, surrendered militants, or men with whom one agency or the other had a score to settle. To that extent, Special Cell’s latest, sensational Holi gift – of having foiled a major terror attack in the capital city by Hizbul Mujahideen – follows the set narrative. What the Special Cell did not bargain for was the contestation of their great feat by the J and K police, who clearly said that Liaqat Shah was a former militant who was returning to Kashmir as part of the state government’s rehabilitation policy for surrendered militants.  So, to its utter surprise, the Special Cell was not greeted by instant glory, but by an unusual bad press.

But again, predictably, the MHA has rushed to the defence of the pampered Special Cell. It is this continuing impunity which has emboldened agencies to pick, detain, arrest and charge people with terrorism. Three of the four officers of the Special Cell in the current ‘Hizb operation’ feature rather prominently in the JTSA report: DCP Sanjeev Yadav was key player in five of the 16 cases in our report Framed, Damned, Acquitted; Sanjay Dutt in six and Rahul Kumar in seven. It should be recalled also that DCP Sanjeev Yadav was indicted by the NHRC for masterminding the fake encounter at Sonia Vihar in 2006 (when he was an ACP).  We demand that the magisterial enquiry into the encounter conducted by the then Divisional Commissioner, Shri Vijay Dev, be made public immediately.  We fear that there is a concerted attempt to suppress the report of the magisterial enquiry.

Till this impunity ends, we shall continue to witness these press conferences, the display of seized arms and explosives, the conferring of medals and gallantry awards, and the manufacturing of fidayeens.

Released by jamia teachers solidarity association

www.teacherssolidarity.org

23 March 2013

4 Comments leave one →
  1. govind permalink
    March 24, 2013 7:58 AM

    the people at the head of delhi police will be rewarded by governorships !!

    • blazzer1212 permalink
      March 24, 2013 9:31 PM

      Official heroes of unofficial fallacy.

  2. March 24, 2013 5:02 PM

    Many games appear to be played by the intelligence agencies. Once they get hold of a gullible trespasser, however minor the first transgression, they make him a pawn in their hands, to be used for all times to come, according to their needs. Some get branded as Maoists, some as VHP, some as ISI and so on. In states ruled by the opposition parties, they get prominence. They may make outrageous statements but nothing happens to them. In BJP ruled states, VHP, in Leftist ruled states, Maoists and so on. They are also used when attention of the public is sought to be diverted from some faux pas made by the ruling party. In almost all countries, intelligence agencies work like the lady of the house who are the real power behind the throne. They can and do make or mar the chances of winning elections by parties. I could be wrong but this is the feeling I get by observing events and happenings.

  3. March 25, 2013 9:52 AM

    There’s a simple graphic circulating on facebook and which has brilliantly captured what is happening in Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala and elsewhere. It says “Bailable: Innocent until proven Muslim. Non-bailable: Muslim until proven innocent. 21st century Indian Penal Code.”

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