SP Govt is trying to kill Nismesh Commission report: CPIML

    By TCN News,

    Lucknow: “Like Khalid Mujahid, Samajwadi Party Government is trying to kill the Nismesh Commission report too, said Dipankar Bhattacharya, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation.

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    He was in the UP capital to extend his support to the Rihai Manch dharna. For over two months now, from May 20 Rihai Manch is on indefinite dharna demanding arrest of police officers involved in Khalid Mujahid’s murder, issuing the RD Nimesh commission report and action report, and the immediate release of innocent Muslim youth imprisoned in the name of terrorism.

    Dipankar Bhattacharya

    Bhattacharya commended the Rihai Manch for a sustained movement for justice and added that their struggle will prove a mile stone in the strengthening of democracy.

    The CPIML leader expressed his anguish at the the way media and judiciary too appear to have turned away in providing justice to those innocent Muslim youths arrested on fabricated charges of terror. He was dismayed by the new developing trend of extra-judicial killings.

    Khalid had died under mysterious circumstances on his way back from Faizabad near Ram Sanehi Ghat on May 18. He was declared brought dead by the doctors at district hospital in Barabanki. Later, on the complain of his uncle Zahir Alam Falahi, a case was registered against 42 police officers including former DGP Vikram Singh, ADG Brijlal and others who were on duty during the time of Khalid’s arrest.

    Khalid along with Tariq Qasmi was arrested by Special Task Force (STF) on 20 December 2007 from Barabanki. Huge explosives were also shown as recovered from his possession. STF claimed that he was involved in the serial blasts which occurred in Gorakhpur, Faizabad and Lucknow. Later, Nimesh Commission was constituted headed by Justice R D Nimesh who in its report raised fingers over STF’s claim about the place of arres.

    Khalid’s family and civil society groups are demanding CBI probe into Khalid’s custodial death and has compared his case with the fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan by the Gujarat Police. They have also questioned the role of the IB.

    Rihai Manch is leading a sustained demonstration against the UP government for last demanding actions on its poll promise of releasing innocent youths languishing in jails in fabricated terror charges. As the holy month of Ramadan is in progress, Manch also makes arrangements for iftar and prayers.

    Several rights groups and and politicians, including Prakash Karat, Subhasini Ali and other left leaders have also expressed their solidarity with the Manch demonstration and on different days made token participations.