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26/11 accused alleges sexual harassment by FBI officer

Faheem has moved the court alleging that a lady FBI officer had ‘sexually harrassed him all through the night’.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | February 9, 2009 8:57:34 pm

The FBI probe into the Mumbai terror attack took an unusual twist with Faheem Ansari,one of the accused,levelling sexual harassment allegations against a lady officer of the American agency who had reportedly interrogated him in Mumbai.

Faheem has moved the court with his lawyer Ejaz Naqvi filing an application before an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate alleging that a lady FBI officer,who had interrogated the accused,had ‘sexually harrassed him all through the night’.

The court issued a notice on Monday to the city police’s crime branch and directed it to file their reply to the application by February 26.

The application also made a plea for Faheem to be sent for medical check-up as he has developed ‘itches and wounds in his private parts and all over his body’.

“Faheem had been interrogated by three FBI officers out of which one of them,a lady officer,had sexually abused him,” Naqvi told the court.

Faheem had earlier filed an application seeking action against the city police for allegedly allowing the FBI to interrogate him.

The Crime Branch will have to file their reply on whether any foreign investigating agencies like the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had been allowed to interrogate the accused in the November 26 terror attacks case.

“According to Indian law,no foreign agency can be allowed to interrogate an Indian suspect and we have sought relief from the court,” Naqvi said.

Ansari and his associate Sabauddin Ahmed,are presently in the custody of the Crime Branch till February 17,which is investigating whether the duo were responsible for providing data regarding locations targeted by terrorists during the November 26 attacks.

Ansari and Sabauddin were arrested in 2008 in connection with the 2007 New Year eve attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.

The lone terrorist,Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab,arrested in the November 26 terror strikes is also presently in police custody till February 13.

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