Human Rights

Delhi High Court grants bail to Irshad

New Delhi: Delhi High Court granted bail to Irshad Ali on 11 August on a bond of Rs 25,000 and one surety of the same amount. It may be mentioned that Irshad Ali and Qamar were arrested by Delhi Police's special cell as suspected terrorists of terrorist organisation, Al Badr on 12 December 2005 from Delhi's Dhaula Kuan area. It may also be mentioned that prior to their arrest, both of them were working as informers to police. Whereas Delhi Police had framed both of them as suspected terrorists, the matter was referred to CBI which after inquiry gave Irshad clean chit. On this basis both of them had challenged Delhi Police's accusation in High Court. In view of contradictions between Delhi Police (Special cell) and CBI's findings, Delhi High Court sought the views of the Attorney General which said that after handing over the case from Delhi Police to CBI, Delhi Police views have no value. On the basis of Attorney General's views, Irshad's lawyer Sufian Siddiqi requested the Court to dismiss the case. Sufian also said in the Court of Justice M.C. Garg that Irshad along with Qamar was police informer but he along with Qamar was arrested by police and consequently he is in jail for 4 years. After hearing the lawyer Sufian, Justice Garg granted him bail but reserved his verdict till further date.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2009 on page no. 11

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