October 17, 2014 1:51:55 am
The claim made by alleged HuJI (Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami) operative Mohammad Iqbal alias Abdur Rehman, lodged in Lucknow district jail, that Delhi Police officials planted magnetic chips at three points in his body, including his skull, has turned out to be baseless, as per a medical examination report.
Iqbal had alleged that the Special Cell officials of Delhi Police had got chips planted inside his head, near appendix and intestine through a minor operation when he was detained by them in Delhi in 2008.
In June this year, Iqbal had moved a local court in Lucknow for surgery to remove the chips from his body. The court had ordered for the medical test to verify his allegations.
Doctors at Balrampur hospital in Lucknow, who put Iqbal through several medical tests, including a scan of his skull and abdomen, have submitted a report stating that nothing abnormal was detected.
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Lucknow district jail superintendent Dadhiram Maurya, who received the report recently, confirmed its content. The report is being sent to the court, he added.
Meanwhile, Iqbal’s lawyer Mohammad Shoaib said they would be filing fresh petition before the court for another medical examination to be conducted by a panel of doctors because “his client is going through mental trauma”.
Iqbal had earlier alleged that the Special Cell of Delhi Police had arrested him in 2008 and kept him in illegal detention for over two months before producing him in a court that sent him to Tihar jail. He also claimed ever since the chips were planted in his body, he has been compelled to live a life controlled by someone else. He alleged that because of the chip in his head he cannot sleep and hears strange noise and abuses.
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