Court asked to relook CBI report on Al Badr terrorists


New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday asked the trial court to reconsider its rejection of the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) holding that two Kashmiri youth, allegedly said to be terrorists of the Al Badr group, were innocent and had been framed by the Delhi Police.

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Hearing the plea of Irshad Ali and Mohd Qamar, Justice M.C.Garg said: “The investigation was transferred by this court and on its basis, CBI did an inquiry and a closure report was filed. So I refer this matter to the trial court for reconsideration of the report.”

The judge fixed Sep 14 for the hearing in the lower court.

The trial court Feb 13 rejected the closure report of CBI, stating that the facts submitted by the agency were not conclusive and needed a thorough trial. It had also rejected the plea of Ali and Qamar, who have been lodged in the Tihar jail since 2006, for their discharge in the case as the investigation agency had not found any evidence against them.

Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested Ali and Qamar Feb 9, 2006 from a bus terminal at the G.T. Karnal Road and said they were Al-Badr terrorists. Police claimed that pistols, RDX, detonators and other explosives were recovered from the duo.

The CBI, in its closure report submitted last year, held that the duo were innocent and were wrongly framed. The investigating agency even came to the conclusion that the duo were police informers.