Justice has not been done in ‘06 Malegoan blast probe

Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid while talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a seminar organised by Urdu news channel on 20 February in Mumbai said that the investigation into the 2006 Malegoan blast by investigative agencies was unfair and demanded a review.

Khurshid said, “It is very clear that injustice has happened. Hundred percent foolproof investigations are not possible in any case. In many cases, people are arrested during investigation, brought before court and some of them are set free. But repeatedly targeting certain people is unfair.”

Maharashtra Chief Minister supporting Khursheed’s views said that the Malegoan blast case was a painful chapter in the history of Maharashtra and the innocent arrested will get justice. Minority minister also emphasised that in the follow up to the Aseemanand confession it becomes mandatory to review the investigation carried out by ATS and CBI. He further added, “Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was in touch with Maharashtra chief minister and Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily to take the case to its logical conclusion.”

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 4

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