2006 Malegaon blast witness accuses ATS of malpractice, absolves Muslim detainees
Submitted by admin3 on 22 April 2009 – 5:14pm.
* India News
* Indian Muslim
New Delhi: Turning hostile to government organs a key witness in Malegaon blast case now says: “All detainees arrested for Malegaon bomb blast are blameless.” Police initially arrested several Muslim youths but the crime is now revealed to be perpetrated by Hindu extremists.
Abrar Ahmad, the only witness, today signed an affidavit confessing that ATS and former Malegaon S. P. had forced him to witness falsely against arrested persons. “This was all for money and on account of intimidation”, the witness acknowledged in fresh official declaration.
Abrar Ahmad further said, “The culprits of shab-e-bara’at bombings in 2006 are the same persons who exploded bomb on Bhikkoo Cowk in 2008.” ATS had arrested them later.
Abrar’s affidavit, received by the legal cell formed by all organizations of Malegaon yesterday, may prove a decisive turn in the case. Abrar’s brother advocate Jalil Ahmad had requested court’s permission for fresh affidavit as the earlier one was signed under influence of greed and intimidation.
In a press conference organized in Asex Hall in Malegaon, the chief of the legal cell, advocate S. S. Sheikh said, “Local police and ATS hatched a conspiracy without telling it to Abrar Ahmad. Now Abrar’s affidavit reveals that former S. P. Govardhan Raj’s role has been extremely abominable in this case. Police officer’s activities tell that he is an accomplice of bhagwa terrorist ideology.”
Advocate Shabbir Ahmad Kardar complained about another connection, “When the justice loving masses of Malegaon were complaining about partisan activities of ATS, city MLA, Sheikh Rashid had justified ATS in a meeting in 2006.” The legal cell has decided to file a writ petition in the high court within a fortnight in the light of Abrar’s exposure.