‘Police forced me to drink urine, have sex with dog’

A prosecution witness in a case involving three bombings in Mumbai has told a special court that the police had forced him to drink the urine of another accused and have “sex with a stray dog” when he was in custody 12 years ago.

Written by Meghna Yelluru | Mumbai | Updated: April 29, 2015 6:16 pm
mumbai blast accused, mumbai blast witness, prosecution witness, bombay high court, mumbai police, mumbai jail, mumbai news, india news, indian express The witness’s statement reads, “I was made to drink gutter water and urine… It is correct that I was asked to drink urine of another accused and my urine (was given) to him.”

A prosecution witness in a case involving three bombings in Mumbai has recently told a special court that the police had forced him to drink the urine of another accused and have “sex with a stray dog” when he was in custody 12 years ago.

The witness’s statement reads, “I was made to drink gutter water and urine… It is correct that I was asked to drink urine of another accused and my urine (was given) to him.” The witness further alleged that they were forced to have sex with a stray dog and that he was regularly beaten up in the police custody from April 24, 2003, till he was released on May 17, 2003.

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The police have chargesheeted 16 people in the case, which involves bombings at Mumbai Central station on December 6, 2002, at suburban Vile Parle on January 27, 2003, and the Mulund train blast on March 13, 2003. The witness, in his alleged statement, had revealed the role of one Saquib Nachan, an accused and alleged SIMI member, in carrying the explosives. On April 23, the witness, when asked by the defence lawyer about the alleged torture meted out to him, told the court:”I cannot tell those dirty things which they asked me to do in the crime branch office as women advocates are present (here) in the court.”

After the witness’s deposition, the special public prosecutor Rohini Salian declared him hostile. The prosecution witness, the 126th in the case, corroborated the torture claims made by another accused in 2003. The accused, who was named by the witness, in a written statement to the court in 2003 had claimed that three crime branch officers tortured him — an allegation denied by police.

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    Aditya
    Apr 29, 2015 at 10:27 am
    Whatever the crime, there should be greater accountability of treatment by police of accused and witness. This is an issue of high-handedness of those drunk with power.
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      Anurag
      Apr 29, 2015 at 11:21 am
      Point is how do you question a criminal by garlanding him?Muslims in this country should realize that it is only in India that they have rights,look at the plight of people in countries like Iraq,Middle East they are treated as criminals and not as Muslim Criminal or on Regional bias.
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        Anonymous
        Apr 30, 2015 at 9:39 am
        These are "claims" or "statements" given by the accused who can lie outrightly. TOI should refrain from posting such articles without concrete proofs as these tend to intensify communal hatred. Thumbs down TOI! You are dividing us!
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          Anonymous
          Apr 30, 2015 at 9:42 am
          Correction: Indian Express, not TOI
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            Anuradha Kalhan
            Apr 30, 2015 at 7:03 am
            Is this true? What's the point of creating more and more monsters out of alleged criminals and terrorists! Why not find a more civilizing option in interrogation and punishment both?
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              Archana
              May 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm
              There is no rule that you have to support this guy since he is a muslim.He is a terrorist and he should be hanged if proven.Growup
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                Saleem Er Alig
                Apr 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm
                the comments on said issue reflect the average mindset of an Indian by virtue of his religious ideny, faith n belief.can we still boast India as one Nation. why we bluff our self.......what we are going to achieve by such blatant lie? the level of communal Hate,Grudge,Prejudice,alienation, mistrust clearly indicates the future of "ONE NATION".
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                  Mast
                  May 2, 2015 at 3:30 am
                  Go to iraq and if yo come back by chance then I would tell same this what you had mentioned...
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