NIA is a deaf, blind parrot, says Asaduddin Owaisi

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 17, 2018, 12:44 am IST
Updated Apr 17, 2018, 12:44 am IST
Mr Owaisi added that the Modi government did not even appeal against the bail given to the accused earlier.
All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi
 All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad: All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday lashed out at the National Investigation Agency (NIA) stating that the Macca Masjid blast case, in which all the five accused were acquitted, was not pursued diligently by the anti-terror agency.

The Hyderabad MP took a strong dig at the NIA and said, “The NIA is a deaf and blind tota (parrot). They did not appeal against the bail given to the accused. Witnesses turned hostile after June 2014 and the investigating officer couldn’t give a proper statement. So everything was done to fail the victims. The upshot of the acquittal is that our fight against terrorism has weakened.”

 

“Most of the witnesses had turned hostile after June 2014 and the NIA either did not pursue the case as was expected from it or was not allowed by its political masters to do so. Justice has not been done in the case. Questions would be raised over the criminal justice system (of the country) if such biased prosecutions continue,” he said. 

Mr Owaisi added that the Modi government did not even appeal against the bail given to the accused earlier. 

“Justice has not been done, the NIA and the Modi government did not even appeal against the bail given to the accused within 90 days. This was a totally biased investigation which will weaken our resolve to fight terrorism,” he said. 

The and Hyderabad MP took a strong dig at the NIA and said: “The NIA is a deaf and blind tota (parrot). They did not appeal against the bail given to the accused. Witnesses turned hostile after June 2014 and the investigating officer couldn’t give a proper statement. So everything was done to fail the victims. The upshot of today’s acquittal is that our fight against terrorism has weakened.” 

After the NIA Special Court judge K. Ravinder Reddy resigned after delivering the verdict, Mr Owaisi tweeted, “Judge who gave acquittal to all accused in Macca Masjid Blast Resigns very intriguing and I am surprised with the Lordship decision.”

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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