The state government will place the Nimesh Commission report on the arrest of two Muslim youths in 2007 on terror charges before the state cabinet on Tuesday. The commission was constituted on March 14,2008 by the then Mayawati government to probe the arrest of alleged HuJI activists Khalid Mujahid and Tariq Qasmi from Barabanki for their alleged involvement in serial blasts at the district courts of Lucknow,Varanasi and Faizabad.
The report was submitted by Justice R D Nimesh on August 31,2012,five and a half months after Akhilesh Yadav assumed charge as chief minister. It has reportedly questioned the police version of the arrest of Khalid and Tariq. Since the death of Khalid during police transit from Faizabad jail to Lucknow jail last month,his family members as well as Muslim clerics are demanding to make the report public. The report would be placed in the Cabinet meeting for approval. Discussion on further action on its recommendations and order of further investigation would be taken up in the cabinet meeting,informed a senior officer.
The UP Police had shown the arrests of Khalid and Tariq from Barabanki on December 22,2007. However,Tariqs family had claimed that he was picked from Sarai Meer area of Azamgarh on December 12,2007,and kept in illegal custody. Likewise,family members of Khalid had alleged that he was picked up on December 16,2007,from Madiaon area in Jaunpur district.
Sources said the Nimesh Commission had found claims of family members about arrests right and had recommended identification of police officers involved in the arrest and to take action against them under the provisions of law.