'Response to Kazmi's allegation by affidavit'

'Response to Kazmi's allegation by affidavit'

Amidst allegations that Israel's intelligence agency Mossad was interrogating Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for the February 13 diplomat's car bombing, a court here on Saturday asked Delhi police to file an affidavit giving its response.

Though Delhi Police denied the allegations, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav, not convinced with the oral submission, wanted the cops to state on an affidavit and sought the official register of the officers questioning the suspect.

On Kazmi's complaint that besides Delhi Police "Israeli officials (Israeli intelligence agencies, Mossad etc), are lined up to interrogate him daily and they are not in uniform in order to hide their identity, Yadav said “if any register for persons interrogating Kazmi is being maintained and if not, it should be stated by way of an affidavit by officer not below the rank of deputy commissioner of police.”

The magistrate further told the police that "he (Kazmi) is a human being and not a chattel or a property.”

Kazmi's counsel's said, "He has become a lab testing pig who is being harassed in custody.”

Delhi Police said the interrogation of the accused is being conducted as per law without causing any sort of harassment whatsoever.

“The allegations levelled are false and denied," Delhi Police special cell told the court.