Mossad did not question Kazmi: cops

Mossad did not question Kazmi: cops

Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has not questioned Sayed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested in connection with last month’s Israeli diplomat’s car bombing,  Delhi Police told a local court on Tuesday, refuting the journalist’s claim.

However, the investigators said if any request is made by foreign agencies, including from Israel, they can be allowed to interrogate the accused if they are part of the international convention of which India is a signatory.

“Mossad has not interrogated Kazmi. They have not even made any request for interrogation. But as and when they do, we have to allow them because we are part of the international convention,” police told chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav.

Kazmi’s  counsel Vijay Aggarawal said, “Not only foreign agencies but also the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) are interrogating him even as the custody has been given only to Delhi Police.”

To this, Delhi Police said no such interrogation by any other agency has taken place. They, however, added there was no bar on RAW and IB interrogating him. Kazmi was arrested in connection with the case on March 7 and was sent to a 20-day police custody.

Kazmi in his complaint had said besides Delhi Police, “Israeli officials, including Israeli Intelligence Agency Mossad, are lined up to interrogate him daily and they are not in uniform in order to hide their identity.”

Denying the allegations, Delhi Police said in its written reply that “Interrogation of the accused is being conducted as per law without causing any sort of harassment whatsoever to him. The allegations levelled are false and denied. Investigation of the case is at a very initial and crucial stage and hence interrogation of the accused is being conducted by Delhi Police and not by any foreign agency,” it said.