APCR condemns suspicious custodial killing of Khalid Mujahid




By TCN News,

New Delhi: Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), has strongly condemned the suspicious custodial killing of Maulana Khalid Mujahid in Barabanki,Uttar Pradesh by UP police under, what it alleges, “ the supervision of the state government.”

The statement of SP Bararbanki, Waseem Ahmad given even prior to the postmortem that Khalid died on the way in Barabanki when he along with other three accused was returning from Faizabad court to Lucknow jail and the death was natural, seems false and fabricated, it alleged.

The contradictory facts and statements create suspicion and directing towards a big conspiracy in this custodial death, said Akhlaq Ahmad, national Coordinator of APCR.

“APCR strongly feels that custodial killing of innocents arrested in the name of terrorism is a set policy of state agencies to save themselves from any legal action. We had seen it in the murder of Qateel siddiqui who was arrested and then killed in Pune Jail in 2012. It seems that killing of Khalid Mujahid belongs to the same chain,” APCR said in a statement.

APCR stands that this is a planned murder of an innocent Indian citizen who was in judicial custody and belongs to the religious minority community. It is observed that custodial death of Khalid Mujahid is planned and executed by those state players who were named in the Nimesh Inquiry commission report as the culprits of illegal detention and torture of this youth.

Demands of APCR from the state government:

1-Terminate and arrest all the police personnel named in the FIR filed by Zaheer Alam Falahi ,uncle of Khalid Mujahid in Barabanki Police station and start legal action against all of them .

2-Start CBI enquiry of the incident covering all the state agencies and police officers nominated in the Nimesh Enqiry commission report including the police escort carrying Khalid Mujahid and the District Magistrate, Superintendent of the Barabanki District.

3-Release all innocents arrested in the name of terrorism as per the commitment written in the party manifesto.

4-Table the report of Nimesh Inquiry commission in the assembly without any delay.

5-Pay life compensation to the family of Khalid Mujahid.

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