Terror suspects' families complain to Mirji against M'rashtra ATS officials

They took photographs during court procedings

The family members of all the terror suspects produced before the First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court have lodged a complaint with City Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji, against Maharashtra ATS officials.

The ATS officials on Thursday clicked their pictures when the court proceedings were on, though recording of court proceedings is barred, they alleged. The officials had come to the City, seeking custody of  Mohammed Akram, one of the 14 arrested by the CCB police, who hails from Nanded. They had brought a prisoner-in-transit warrant from an Aurangabad court. The family members alleged that the three officers from Maharashtra ATS clicked their photographs on their cellphones when they were waiting for their kin to be produced before the court.

“Throughout the court proceedings and before that the three persons were taking photographs and were also videographing the relatives of the accused, the advocates and journalists who were present for the case,” they said.

Some of them confronted two of the officers, who at first pretended to be from an NGO, but later identified themselves as officers from the Maharashtra ATS. The officers allegedly said that they were free to do anything. The complaint also names two officers – Ranjith Thorat and Raje Ithap.

“It is a criminal conspiracy hatched to frame us in some case,” the family members alleged.  
Along with activists from the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), they met Jyothiprakash Mirji and lodged a complaint. The commissioner was not immediately available for comments.

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