Soz Writes To PM, Deplores Delhi Police’s ‘atrocities’

Soz Writes To PM, Deplores Delhi Police’s ‘atrocities’

12 April 2013
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Complaining about “atrocious” behaviour of Delhi Police, Pradesh Congress Committee President, Saifuddin Soz has sought Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh’s intervention for immediate release, compensation and rehabilitation of two Kashmiri boys incarcerated in jail for years. Soz has written a letter to Prime Minister presenting the details of the case. “It is extremely deplorable that the Delhi Police arrested two Kashmiri boys Mirza Nisar Hussain and Muhammad Ali Bhat (of Srinagar Kashmir) in 1996 in connection with the blasts in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market and then subjected them to indescribable atrocities for 16 years,” the letter reads. “The Delhi High Court in its judgement has found that the Police was wrong in its action against these two boys. (they were 16 years old in 1996) and ordered their immediate release. Now, the Police have arrested them again in some other case and the family of these two men (now around 32 years of age) are not in a position to move the court again.” How can the police be allowed to lock up people for years, the PCC chief questioned, adding that there has to be a system in which justice is ensured within a short period of time. In the letter, Soz has made a strong plea for immediate release of the two Kashmiris. “And it is thereafter that the Police should arraign them in a special court, if they have any credible evidence against them. In the meantime, these two persons and their families must receive adequate compensation.” Soz has also urged the prime minister for their rehabilitation. “In my opinion, the Home Ministry should go into the question of punishing the Police Officers found responsible for lodging false complaints and for conducting fictitious investigations.” “You may kindly appreciate that the stories of such atrocities against innocent persons create havoc for efforts of those members of the civil society who work tirelessly for creating an atmosphere of understanding and reconciliation in Kashmir. I hope you will kindly look into this matter personally and bring the wrong doers to justice,” the letter to PM reads.