NEW DELHI: A senior Union Home Ministry official has slammed the Delhi police for framing two youths from Jammu and Kashmir in the serial blasts case ahead of Diwali in 2005 and has also raised a question mark on the kind of policing and criminal justice system in the country.
Senior IPS officer and Joint Secretary (North East) in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg took to the facebook to slam the shoddy investigations by the Delhi police in the 2005 terror case.
"If you are in jail for more than 11 years for a crime which court finds you have not done, you must be sick of the system. I try to imagine the mental states of two persons arrested for 2005 Delhi blasts, who spent 11 long years in Jail and now the court clears them of all charges, one wonders the type of policing we have, the type of criminal justice system we have where innocents can be made to spend as much as 11 years in Jail," Garg said in his comment posted on the facebook page
This is the first time a senior serving police officer has spoken about the injustice meted out to the two youths wrongly implicated in terror cases on flimsy grounds and false charges.
After wasting 12 long years in Tihar jail here, the two -- Mohammad Rafiq Shah and Mohammad Hussain Fazli -- were acquitted earlier this week by a Delhi court that ruled the evidence against them were "fabricated and flimsy".
Rafiq was attending classes at a college in Kashmir but the Delhi Police claimed that he planted a bomb at a Delhi bus stand. Fazli, a shawl vendor in Srinagar, was arrested the same day by the police in the case.