Demanding a stern action against the investigating officers for fabricating innocent Kashmir acquitted by Delhi High Court in Lajpat Nagar bomb blast case, CPI (M) state secretary M Y Tarigami said on Friday that such faulty investigations not only have a telling impact on the security of innocent people but create a mockery of policing in the country.
In a statement, Tarigami expressed serious concern over the grave miscarriage of justice to scores of Kashmiri youth who were and are being wrongly arrested and charged in cases related to terror attacks in different parts of the country.
“Yesterday’s Delhi High Court decision in which two Kashmiri youth alleged to be militants facing death sentence were acquitted depicts a dismal scenario of policing in the country” Tarigami said adding, “In the race for promotions and perks, some fringe officers in police department are fabricating Muslim youth particularly from Kashmir in frivolous cases thus maligning the image of their department.”
CPI (M) leader said the government of India to ensure some accountability measures to curb such tendencies which otherwise can prove counterproductive for the security for the country.
Tarigami was part of the delegation led by Prakash Karat CPI (M) General Secretary that met President Pranab Mukherjee on November 17 to present different cases wherein Muslim youth have been arrested arbitrarily and implicated in dozens of cases. “Who will return their precious years or compensate these youth who were arrested arbitrarily when they were just eighteen or nineteen years of age and were incarcerated for 14 years and each one of them was, as held by the courts, innocent,” Tarigami asked.