Manzoor Ahamed- man interrogated after every blast since 2001

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Mumbai, May 29 (UNI) Everytime a bomb blast occurs in the country after 2001, Manzoor Ahamed, hailing from Govandi in north-east Mumbai, fears being suspected for the crime.

For 29-year-old Mr Ahamed, a DTP operator by profession, the problem began in 2001 when he had printed an Urdu pamphlet, which allegedly contained provocative material pertaining to the Taliban. A copy of the pamphlet was received by a constable, who brought it to the notice of the police headquarters.

Thereafter, after any blasts in the country, it is almost certain that he would be interrogated by police.

After the Malegaon blasts, a case was registered against one Salman Farsi, who took police to Ahamed. Police questioned him at length to ascertain whether he knew anybody involved in the crime. Ahamed was subsequently arrested but laster secured bail in the case.

Recently, after the Jaipur blasts, he was questioned by a team of Jaipur police. A day after the blasts, a crime branch team from chembur came to his shop and conducted a complete search. He was interrogated for hours and then let off.

He said he was also interrogated after the serial train blasts on July 11, 2006. The officers of the crime branch CID and the staff of local Shivaji Nagar police station called him at their offices and released him after interrogating him for nearly 12 hours, he said.

A financially weak man, Ahamed says he has no resources otherwise he would have filed a petition in the high court to highlight the police behaviour towards him.


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