Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fwd: A lead from the past

one of the pet peeves of chindu is the inefficiency of indian police.
chindu invariably puts the blame on police. if they are doing their
duty, it uses the human rights bogey. and chindu beats them to death
if it thinks the police are found wanting in any department. the
communists are human rights jhollawallahs use a standard blame game
tactic which gets annoying after the first few times. rarely do you
hear a word of praise for the police from these buggers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Girish

Another breakthrough by India's unsung law enforcement guys

A LEAD FROM THE PAST

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20081009/814/tnl-a-lead-from-the-past.html

Since it had been established that the four explosive-laden cars used
in Ahmedabad and Surat were stolen from Navi Mumbai, the Mumbai Police
began by rounding up car thieves of the city known to deliver vehicles
to Gujarat.

One of those who was randomly picked up and questioned was Afzal
Mutalib Usmani (30). While he reportedly owned up to some recent car
thefts, he pleaded ignorance when questioned about the cars the police
were specifically tracking.

"When we were unable to establish the identity of the car thief we
were looking for, we went back to past records of the car thieves we
had rounded up. We noticed that in 1996 an offence had been registered
against Usmani at Shivaji Nagar police station for assaulting
video-parlour owner Mangal Prasad Pandey when he set up shop beside a
masjid. A co-accused in the case was a SIMI activist identified as
Amir Chougule. Once this SIMI link was unearthed, we knew Usmani
matched the profile of the car thief we were looking for. This was the
biggest lead in the case, and put us on the right track. We picked him
up from Mau district in UP while he was about to board a train," says
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We should give credit where it is due.

Praveen Swami takes on the left "intellectuals" (aka Jihadi apologists) and exposes their fake encounter theory.

And his conclusion is interesting:

(quote)
In some sense, the allegations levelled over the encounter tell us more about the critics than the event itself. In part, the allegations have been driven by poor reporting and confusion — the product, more often than not, by journalists who have not followed the Indian Mujahideen story. More important, though, the controversy was driven by the Muslim religious right-wing whose myth-making, as politician Arif Mohammad Khan recently pointed out, has passed largely unchallenged.

In a recent article, the University of Delaware’s Director of Islamic Studies, Muqtedar Khan, lashed out at the “intellectually dishonest” representatives of Muslims who “live in denial.” “They first deny that there is such a thing as jihadi terrorism,” Dr. Khan noted, “resorting to conspiracy theories blaming every act of jihadi violence either on Israel, the U.S. or India. Then they argue that unjust wars by these three nations [in Palestine, Iraq and Kashmir] are the primary cause for jihadi violence; a phenomenon whose very existence they have already denied.”

It is easy to rip apart the pseudo-facts that drove the claim that the Jamia Nagar encounter was fake — or that the Indian Mujahideen is a fiction. Much political work, though, is needed to drain the swamps of denial and deceit in which the lies have bred.
(unquote)

reason said...

off topic comment, wanted to point out a hilarious letter from harish khare pretending to be from sonia to PM - he explicitly calls it fictional. But a very clueless reader of chindu thinks it is for real, and goes on a falling-in-the-feet-dancing-around-in-delirium routine

http://www.hindu.com/2008/10/11/stories/2008101154791002.htm

check out the second letter.