Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) will formally release its report on the 2008 Batla House police encounter of two young residents of the Batla House area in Jamia Nagar.
Report Title: Framed, Damned, Acquitted: Dossiers of a ‘Very’ Special Cell
Speakers: Justice Rajender Sachar (retd.), Arundhati Roy, Mani Shankar Aiyar, N.D. Pancholi, Md. Amir Khan (Acquitted after 14 years), and Syed Maqbool Shah (Acquitted after 14 years).
Date: 18th September (Tuesday)/ FTK-CIT Hall (Next to Ansari Audi, Jamia Millia)
Time: 2.30 pm onwards
About the Report:
Framed, Damed, Acquitted documents 16 cases in which those accused of being operatives of various terrorist organizations (Al Badr, HUJI, Lashkar), arrested in main by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, were acquitted by the courts, not simply for want of evidence, but because the evidence was tampered with, and the police story was found to be unreliable and incredulous. The report relies entirely on court judgements.
JTSA hopes that this document will provoke a debate about the utility of these elite forces, which in the name of fighting terrorism, have been granted blanket impunity.
For copies of the report, please write to [email protected]