Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Leave us alone, we are above the laws

Police team face irate crowd at Jamia Nagar
Tuesday, 14 October, 2008

New Delhi: A team of Delhi police’s Crime Branch and forensic experts faced an irate group of residents when they went to Jamia Nagar on Monday to examine the L-18 Batla House apartment where two suspected terrorists were gunned down last month in a shootout that some allege was stage-managed.

The team, accompanied by a woman director of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, was stopped on its way by a former councillor of the area, Asif Mohammad, and his supporters.

Mohammad alleged that police were visiting the house to "destroy" the evidence of the "fake encounter". His supporters raised slogans against the police.

“Mohammad waylaid them and asked the officers why they were there and what they were doing. He raised strong objections to our people investigating the case,” said a police officer.

The Crime Branch has registered a case into the September 19 shootout. Two suspected terrorists believed to be involved in the September 13 Delhi bombings were killed in the shootout.

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