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Published October 2015 with 8 new cases
Framed, Damned, Acquitted:
Dossiers of a 'Very' Special Cell
By Jamia Teachers' Solidarity
303 pages p/b
Price: Rs 220 / US $10
Year: 2015 (Second Edition)
This revised edition analyses 24 cases to show
how the Special Cell of Delhi Police manufactures terror threats and terrorists.
A report on "investigations" carried out by the
Special Cell of Delhi Police.
What judgment after judgment comments on is the
manner in which the so-called evidence provided by the police and the
prosecution was tampered with and fabricated, how story after story as presented
by the prosecution was unreliable, incredulous, and appeared as concocted.
Framed, Damed, Acquitted documents 16 cases in
which those accused of being operatives of various terrorist organizations (Al
Badr, HUJI, Lashkar), arrested in main by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, were
acquitted by the courts, not simply for want of evidence, but because the
evidence was tampered with, and the police story was found to be unreliable and
incredulous. The report relies entirely on court judgements.
JTSA hopes that this document will provoke a debate about the utility of these
elite forces, which in the name of fighting terrorism, have been granted blanket
This is a comprehensive 200-page report on cases
in which people, all Muslims, were arrested, by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.
The report exposes the cell which has framed people in fabricated cases with the
help of concocted evidence which would later fall apart in the courts. Because,
the report says, “they are backed not be evidence but by the belief that the
court will be seduced by the hysteria of national security.”
“We document here 16 cases in which those accused of being operatives of various
terrorist organizations (Al Badr, HUJI, Lashkar-e-Toiba) arrested in main by the
Special Cell of Delhi Police, were acquitted by the courts, not simply for want
of evidence, but because the evidence was tampered with, and the police story
was found to be unreliable and incredulous,” says the JTSA, which has earlier
released two reports, ‘Encounter’ at Batla House: Unanswered Questions (2009)
and The Case that Never Was: The ‘SIMI ‘ Trial of Jaipur (2012).
This report is a revelation for how the “special cells” work and frame people in
fake cases. There are 16 cases widely documented in the report but this is only
a tip of a mountain. More such cases, without any doubt, might be lying in
several other investigating agencies of India. The report has also focused on
media trails in these cases- that how media reported such arrests. Presenting a
person as guilty of something even before it could be proved in the court has
been common in media, and often the stories published would be based on official
inputs. The report exposes it all by quoting some of the media reports too.
The cases documented in the JTSA report:
State versusTanveerAhmad, ShakilAhmad, Ishtiaq
Akhtar Dar, Md.Akhtar Dar, Md. Yusuf Lone,
Abdul Rauf and GhulamMd
State versus FarooqAhmed Khan, etc.
State versus Md.Amir Khan
State versus Khongbantbum Brojen Singh&Anr
State versus Hamid Hussain, Md. Shariq,
Md. IftekharAhsan Malik, Maulana Dilawar Khan,
MasoodAhmed, Haroon Rashid
State versus IrshadAhmed Malik
State versusAyazAhmed Shah
State versus Saqib Rehman, BashirAhmed Shah,
NazirAhmed Sofi, Hazi Gulam Moinuddin Dar,
Abdul Majid Bhat,Abdul Qayoom Khan and
Birender Kumar Singh
State versus KhurshidAhmad Bha!
State versus Salman Khurshid Kori, and Others
State versus Maurif Qamar and Md. Irshad Ali
StateVersus GulzarAhmed Ganai and Md.Amin Hajam
State versusTariq Dar
State versus ImranAhmed&Anr.
State versus Md. MukhtarAhmad Khan
State versus Md. Iqbal@Abdur Rehman,
State versus Md. Naushad and Others
State versus Md. Hussain@Julfikar Ali@Abdul@Rahul
State versus Sajjad Hussain Sheikh
State versus ParvezAhmad Radoo
State versus Md. Iqbal and Mushtaq Ahmad Kallo
State versus Md.AmeenWani alias Khalid and
Luthfur Rahman alias Haroon
State versus Md. Hassan, Shafaqat Iqbal and
State versus Javed
@Sikandar and AshiqAli Bu!
Irshad’s Letter toPM
ParvezAhmed Radoo's Letter from Tihar Jail
Anoverview of the cases
Appendix 4 299
Glossary of Criminal Offences:
[Year of Arrest]
1992 Tanveer Ahmed, Shakil Ahmed, Ishtiaq Akhtar Dar, Mohd Akhtar Dar and
others. Years in jail 10.
1996 Farooq Ahmed Khan, others. Years in jail 4.
1997 Mohd Amir Khan. Years in jail 14.
2002 Khongbantbum Brojen Singh. Years in jail 7.
2004 Mohd Iftekar Ahsan Malik, Maulana Dilawar Khan and others. Years in jail 6.
2004 Irshad Ahmed Malik. Years in jail 6.
2004 Ayaz Ahmed Shah. Years in jail 5.
2005 Saqib Rehman, Bashir Ahmed Shah, Nazir Ahmed Sofi and others. Years in jail
2005 Khurshid Ahmad Bhatt. Years in jail 6.
2006 Salman Khurshid Kori. Years in jail 5.
2006 Maurif Qamar and Mohd Irshad Ali. Years in jail 5.
2006 Gulzar Ganai, Mohd Amin Hajam. Years in jail 3.
2006 Tariq Dar. 3 months in jail.
2006 Imran Ahmed. Years in jail 5.
2007 Mohd Mukhtar Ahmed Khan. Years in jail 5.
2008 Mohd Iqbal alias Abdur Rehman. Years in jail 3.
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