Delhi Police Encounter "Cold Blooded Murder"

Published: Wed 13 Nov 2002 11:58 AM
Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International
Ansar Burney declares Delhi encounter as “cold blooded murder”
Facts finding report:
KARACHI: The renowned human and civil rights activist, Ansar Burney, Advocate has declared the Police encounter in a busy Delhi shopping mall, Ansal Plaza in New Delhi on Sunday, 3rd November, as fake, fabricated and stage-managed cold blooded murder of innocent humanity, after receiving the fact finding report from India.
According to Indian claims, the two men were militants, killed by the Indian Security Forces in the basement of a busy shopping mall. The men, said to be from Gujranwala and Kasur in Pakistan, were accused of being members of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and accused of planning to kill Indian Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani.
"We have received more information through our fact finding team from New Delhi, India. According to our new information, the encounter was totally fake; fabricated by Indian Intelligence agencies that have inhumanely killed two unarmed prisoners, who were already in their custody." Ansar Burney said.
Burney claimed that the two unknown unfortunates were already in the custody of Indian intelligence. They were brought in a car to Ansal Plaza shopping mall. Once there, the two were asked to come out from the car and then were fired upon and shot dead by police.
“Before taken to the encounter spot, we believe the two men were badly tortured. They were in such a state that they were unable to stand or walk properly. The men when coming out of the car were unarmed and seemed to be in severe pain.” Ansar Burney Trust fact finding mission reported from New Delhi.
The ABWT fact finding team also reported that even the Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta, when contacted, was unable to prove the encounter as genuine.
The report raises an important question; did New Delhi police have prior information that the terrorists are planning to storm Ansal Plaza? And, if yes, why were the so called militants allowed to come to a busy shopping plaza and not stopped before they actually went to the Plaza’s basement parking?
The report claims that the New Delhi police were unsure about the faces, car number, color of the car or any other details regarding the so-called terrorists. With no-evidence, it is hard to understand how the police were able to identify the persons.
The only other explanation is that they were murdered, and the whole incident was pre planed, the report explains.
“Actually, the two unfortunates brutally murdered as militants in New Delhi, belonged to a contingent of Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners, air-lifted by India from Northern Alliance prison at Bagram and Shibbergan in December 2001 and again in March 2002.” Ansar Burney claimed.
“Afterwards, these prisoners were shifted to different jails in India, including Jodhpur and Ranchi, under the supervision of Indian Intelligence agencies, who staged this brutal and inhumane drama.” Burney continued.
On December 05, the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust reported that an India plane landed at Bagram Air Base, some kilometers north of Afghanistan's Capital Kabul. The plane took on prisoners, believed to be prisoners of the Northern Alliance.
The airlift, reportedly took place when the international conference on the future political structure of Afghanistan was being held in Bonn, Germany.
“While the world's attention was focused on the German conference this clandestine move was made by the Indian Air Force with the active co-operation and participation of the Northern Alliance commanders" Ansar Burney said.
“The prisoners were then later involved in fabricated terrorist activities, which were blamed on Pakistan. The purpose, it seems, is to present these unfortunate prisoners as saboteurs, by creating incidents of violence in India in an attempt to involve Pakistan.”
“The current Delhi shootout and many other incidents, including the attack on the Indian Parliament on December 13, 2001, were all staged and the men blamed for these activities were already prisoners of the Indian Intelligence Agencies.” Burney claimed.
The Ansar Burney Welfare Trust has already informed the Pakistan government of its findings and report.
“I am sorry to say that Pakistan failed to take any step to save its own nationals and instead of demanding an enquiry from the International bodies against illegal and brutal acts against its nationals, the Pakistan government did not even bother to confirm whether the two prisoners killed in New Delhi were of Pakistani nationality.” Ansar Burney added.
Ansar Burney Welfare Trust is reported to have informed the Indian Authorities that if the Pakistani government is not ready to take the dead bodies of two unfortunate persons, than in the greater interest of humanity and human rights, the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International is ready to take these bodies back from India.
He asked the Indian Authorities to provide him with a date and time for the handover of the dead bodies of two innocent deceased prisoners.
“For now, we are searching for the families of these 2 unfortunate prisoners in Pakistan and planning to lodge our protest against Indian authorities in the United Nations and other platforms.” Ansar Burney said.
He requested the families of 2, killed in New Delhi, if any in India or Pakistan to contact "Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International" at 6 Hassan Manzil, Arambagh Road, Karachi, Pakistan. Phone: (021) 2623382, 2623383, 2626155 Fax: 2623384 and mobile 0300 8243459. Trust could also be contacted by email at and to provide the details.

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