A young 20 year old college going student Nisar, a second year pharmacy student, was picked up by police 23 years ago, and was implicated for train blasts in different parts of India by threatening him with guns.
His older brother, who was working in Mumbai as a civil engineer too, was handed out life imprisonment but was released on bail on 9 May, 2008 by the Apex Court on health grounds as he was diagnosed with lung cancer in jail.
Nisar was among three who walked free this month after the Supreme Court finally acquitted them of all charges.
His father left everything to fight a lonely battle to prove his sons innocence. He didn’t see any hope until he died in 2006. Now there is nothing left. Nobody can imagine what it means to a family whose two young sons were jailed.
According to the report, the only evidence cop produced was their alleged custodial confessions. The police invoked the provisions of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) to make these admissible and fabricated them in each of these blasts cases.
They approached Supreme Court and challenged the TADA Court’s order. The bench of Justice felt that the confessions were without any “legal sanction and cannot be relied upon.”
As per the judgment, Nisar’s “role is neither referred to in the confessions. nor is there any material other than the confession on record. The conviction and sentence of is therefore completely unsustainable”.
Nisar said that he and others were framed adding that “I am thankful to Supreme Court to give my freedom back. But who will give my life back?”
The conviction of ten others, including one who is now 85, another is 79 and a third is a 74-year-old were upheld by SC. “They are going to die inside jail,” and my life now is like a living corpse said Nisar.
I think the police who handled this case should be punished and held accountable for taking away the happiness of an entire family and the future of these men.
What is you say on this ?