CLMC demands that NIA take over blasts case

The Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC) on Friday expressed concern over the alleged illegal detention of Muslim youth by the Hyderabad Police and demanded that they be released immediately.

In a memorandum to Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma, the committee asked for an end to the “harassment” of Muslim youth and to the “illegal and unofficial” methods adopted by the police to investigate the Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts case.

Alleging that many educated Muslim youth had been illegally picked up by police and kept at undisclosed locations, the committee said anti-Muslim attitude is deep-rooted in the Hyderabad Police. Police who are taking advantage of the independence granted to them, the CLMC alleged.