Civil liberties Monitoring Committee has on Sunday alleged that
the investigating agencies are detaining Muslim youths in the name
of investigating the Dilsukhnagar bombings. It also accused the
investigating agencies of violating the Supreme Court guidelines
"Civil liberties Monitoring
Committee is continuously receiving the information about the
illegal arrest and detention of Muslim youth from various parts of
the Hyderabad city. This committee feels that immediately after
the completion of media trial now Muslim youth are the target of
police", it said in a statement.
"Police investigation of bomb blast
is diverted and concentrated only on Muslim youth. This committee
came to know that the main reason for this is pressure from the
media channels about the questioning whether any arresting is done
till now or not", it added.
"From the different parts of the city,
Muslim youth are picked up. Civil Liberties started receiving this
news from the late night itself. In the morning more arrests took
place", it said.
"All these arrests are taking place with the advantage of
investigation of Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts. on the name of
investigation innocent Muslims are being targeted. Many teams are
formed to investigate these bomb blasts and every team is
investigating in its own way as if the bomb blasts are done by
these Muslim youth only", it said.
"Those youth whose lives were destroyed on the name of Makkah
Masjid bomb blast investigation are again made scapegoats and
targeted in which Arshad, Raheem, Kareem, Rayees, Azmath and so
many others are detained on the name of investigation. The manner
of police investigation is illegal", it said.
"The guidelines of the Supreme
Court for the Investigation are being completely violated by the
police. For example, yesterday many youth were picked up by the
police and detained illegally and today morning the team of task
force reached the house of Rayees at Hashimabad and picked him and
forced him to sit in private Innova car, then reached the
Chandrayangutta bridge and made calls to Junaid to come there
saying that they have to speak to him", the statement alleged.
"And then they asked Rayees
to call Junaid to come near the bridge. Junaid denied to go there
and said that whatever they have to ask should be in legal manner.
If they want to speak something they can come to home but Task
Force resorted to threatening and cut the phone. After this Junaid
is feeling that he is in most danger", it said.
"This is not just the matter of Junaid but many other youth in
Hyderabad as well who are living life of threat. They are again
remembering the police action of 2007 where hundreds of Muslim
youth were targeted. Even that time same SIT was formed and the
main criminals were not found", the statement said.
"At this time also the government
has formed Special Investigation Team under this team various
sub-teams are formed and still police is clueless about the real
culprits. Under these circumstances, Muslim youth are the soft
target of police and their life and liberty is at stake", the
"Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee demands the Andhra Pradesh
government to dissolve the Special Investigation Team and the case
should be handed over and investigated only by the National
Investigation Agency", it said.
"This committee demands the state
government to release illegally detained Muslim youth and warns
that if this continues the government will face the consequences",
the statement said.