Civil group to move court seeking release of Nimesh Commission Report

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By Muslim Mirror News,

Hakim Tariq and Khalid Mujahid being taken to court:, Photo: latestmedia.wordpress.com
Hakim Tariq and Khalid Mujahid being taken to court:, Photo: latestmedia.wordpress.com

Lucknow, March 29: To put pressure on the Samajwadi Party government of Uttar Pradesh to release the RD Nimesh Commission report, a civil group is moving Barabanki district  court which is hearing the case of terror accused Hakim Tariq and Khalid Mujahid. The commission inquired into the 2007 arrest of the duo in connection with the serial court blasts of that year and submitted its report in August 2012 but the state government of Akhilesh Yadav has not yet released it.

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Awami Council for Democracy and Peace is going to file an application under section 311 of Code of Criminal Procedure seeking summoning of the RD Nimesh Commission report in the Barabanki court where the trial of the duo is going on in the blasts case.

The duo is being trialed on the basis of the charge-sheet filed by the police while the government-appointed commission has found that the very arrest of the duo was illegal. That’s why in the larger interest of the public we are going to file the petition seeking summoning of the Nimesh Commission report,” Asad Hayat of Awami Council for Democracy and Peace told Muslim Mirror over phone. He informed that he would file the petition on 2nd April.

On 23rd November 2007 several blasts took place at court premises in Varanasi, Faizabad, Lucknow. The state police picked Hakim Tariq on 12th December 2007 in Azamgarh and Khalid Mujahid on 16th December in Jaunpur. However, the police presented the duo before the media on 22nd December in Barabanki. The police claimed the duo was arrested with arms and ammunition. As the villagers had seen picking of the duo, there was huge protest and demonstration against the 22nd Dec. claim of the UP police. Succumbing to the public pressure the then chief minister Mayawati announced to set up a commission to look into the arrest of Tariq and Mujahid. About five years after the constitution, the commission submitted its report on 31st August 2012. However, over six months have passed since, the SP government has not made the report public. The report has been leaked out and is available on internet. As the commission has raised questions about the claim of the police regarding the arrest of the duo, , civil rights groups and family members of the duo have been demanding the state government to make the report public.

“It is a serious matter of human and civil rights. The state government should not sit on this precious report. As it is sleeping on the report, I am moving the court to put pressure on the government,” Hayat said.

 

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