Apex court shield against arrest for Mumbai blasts' suspect
Tuesday February 14, 2012 09:27:20 PM,
New Delhi: The Supreme
Court Tuesday restrained the Mumbai Police Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS)
from arresting Taquee Ahmed, a south Delhi resident and brother of
arrested 13/7 Mumbai triple blasts accused Naquee Ahmed.
The apex court bench of Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice J.
Chelameswar while restraining Mumbai ATS from arresting Taquee
Ahmed also issued notice to the central government, Delhi Police
and Mumbai Police.
The court asked Taquee Ahmed to present himself in a local police
station on every alternate day till Feb 21, when the matter would
next come up for hearing.
Taquee Ahmed, who has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI) probe into the terror strike, was told to report at the
police station at 11 a.m.
He said he apprehended "threat to my life by the police officers
in conspiracy with Mumbai ATS and it is apprehended that I would
be liquidated in a fake encounter or in some false and fabricated
case which has been a common practice of Mumbai Police in cracking
the cases like this".
Taquee Ahmed lives in Abu Fazal Enclave neighbourhood in south
Delhi. The area witnessed high drama Monday when investigators
from Mumbai reached his home to serve a notice asking him to join
the probe in the case.
His petition said that he and his two brothers were earlier put
under intense interrogation by Delhi Police and let them off
saying that nothing incriminating was found against them.
Pointing to the dichotomy in the position of Delhi Police and
Mumbai Police which are investigating the 13/7 Mumbai blasts case,
Taquee Ahmed said that Jan 23 his brother Naquee Ahmed was
presented before media in Mumbai as a facilitator of investigation
and the next day he was projected by Mumbai Police as a key
The petitioner said that his brother Naquee Ahmed had been made a
scapegoat due to the differences between Delhi Police and Mumbai
Three blasts at close intervals, July 13 last year, shook the
country's diamond and gold hubs - Opera House and Zaveri Bazar -
and a busy commercial area of Dadar, killing at least 27 people
and leaving around 125 injured.
Taquee Ahmed alleged that he was being implicated in a false case.
He said investigation into the various provisions of the criminal
law invoked against him involving criminal conspiracy, murder,
unlawful activities and use of explosive substance should be
transferred from Mumbai ATS to an independent agency like the CBI.
He said that he would not go with Mumbai ATS until they were
accompanied by Delhi Police.
There are conflicting versions between Delhi police and Mumbai ATS
on the status of Taquee Ahmed. While Delhi police maintained that
Taquee Ahmed and his brother Naquee Ahmed were informers of
investigators, Mumbai Police maintained that they were Indian
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