Unlike Sadhvi NIA’s clean chit to Muslims in 2006 case was not before brain mapping and lie detector tests

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday gave clean chit to six Hindu accused in Malegaon 2008 blasts case saying prosecution is not maintainable against them. This was not the first time that it has given clean chit to accused in blasts case. Earlier, in 2011 NIA provided clean chit to nine Muslim accused in Malegaon 2006 blasts case.

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However, there is a huge disparity between these two clean chits although both pertain to blasts taken place at the same textile town of Maharashtra in a difference of two years.

It is obvious that clean chit can be provided to accuse only after the investigation agency ascertain that the accused played no role in the commission of an offence. Thus NIA is assumed to have completely ascertained itself before giving clean chits to accused persons in both the Malegaon blasts cases.

What would be the best criteria for the agency to act upon before giving such clean chit, may be their custodial interrogation would be the best option but at times it also proves insufficient in terms of unearthing the conspiracy hatched inside the closed doors. Therefore the agency might resort to the scientific tests such as brain mapping or lie detector tests as the best instrument before showing any accused doors.

NIA did exactly the same before giving clean chits in Malegaon 2006 blasts case to nine Muslim accused -Noorul Huda Samsudoha, Shabbir Ahmed Masiullah, Raees Ahmed Rajab Ali Mansuri, Salman Farsi Abdul Latif Aimi, Farogh Iqbal Ahmed Magdumi, Mohammad Zahid Abdul Majid Ansari, Abrar Ahmed Gulam Ahmed, Mohammad Ali Alam Sheikh and Asif Khan Bashir Khan.

In 2010, Swami Aseemanand, an alleged Hindu extremist, confessed in the Mecca Masjid blast case that 2006 bomb blasts at Malegaon were the handiwork of Hindu accused. In wake of this disclosure NIA arrested four Hindu radicals and subsequently subjected above nine Muslim accused to various scientific tests including brain mapping and lie detector tests at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

Only after these tests NIA was convinced of their non involvement in the blasts and hence did not object to their bail before sessions court paving way for them to come out of prison.

Speaking with TwoCircles.net Noorul Huda Samsudoha told, “Yes, we were subjected to many scientific tests including brain mapping tests at Gandhi Nagar. NIA would take us one by one from prison to Gandhi Nagar in 2011 and conducted these tests. NIA relied on the result of these tests to consider us innocent”.

Conversely, NIA did not perform such tests on six Hindu accused who are given clean chit on Friday. To the least, nor were they subjected to ‘custodial’ interrogation anytime. Then what was the satisfying factor that pleased or convinced NIA of their innocence in the case or it is an apparent situation of following the orders of boss blindly?

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