Even as questions are being raised in the Parliament, and by the
National Minorities Commission and Press Council Chief over the
police harassment of the Muslims in the name of fighting terror, the wife of a Govandi resident accused in the 7/11
Mumbai train blasts submitted a letter to the
Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court on Monday, alleging
physical and mental torture by police officers.
President of Jamiatul Ulema
Maharashtra Gulzar Azmi said the Jamiat would file a case against the
police if action was not initiated against those named in the letter.
Saeedun-Nissa (42), wife of Mohammad
Ali - an accused in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts, alleged that the police officers
of Shivaji Nagar used to visit her house at will and whenever any
terror attack would take place in any part of the country, and
asked irrelevant questions and harassed her and her children.
"They know that I am living in my
house with my children alone. Still they come anytime and even
during nights and harass us. They were never accompanied by the
women constables", she wrote in the 12-page letter
written in Hindi, a
copy of which is available with ummid.com.
The copies of the letter have also
been sent to the special MCOCA judge Y D Shinde, the National
Commission for Women, and the human rights commission.
Saeed un-Nissa has named the officer
as Shailesh Gaekwad and two others as her tormentors.
"On one occasion, my 12-year-one son
Sohail was slapped by Gaekwad", she wrote in the letter.
She said her husband Mohammad Ali
was a bead-seller who became a target of the cops after he
complained about a gambling den near the couples house in Shivaji
She urged the chief justice to direct the state not to harass her.
She claimed that because of the
torture and questioning of the investigating agencies she was
suffering from various diseases which include diabetes and high
Demanding the presence of women
constables outside her house and monetary compensation for the
medical treatment she had to undergo because of police torture,
the woman demanded an inquiry against the ATS officers.
Meanwhile, Jamiatul Ulema
Maharashtra says it would file a case in the Mumbai high court if
an action is not taken immediately.
"We will wait for few days to see
what action is taken on the allegations leveled by Saeedun Nisa against
the officers she has named in her letter.
"If suitable action is not taken, we will file a case in the court
requesting its intervention", President of Jamiatul Ulema
Maharashtra and Secretary Legal Cell Gulzar Azami said while
talking to ummid.com.