At the first glance one may see Akhilesh Yadav’s plea to the PM for a judicial probe into the arrest of the journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi as interference in the police work. The police insist that they have a water tight case against the Muslim journalist. They always do. Far too many young men’s lives and careers have been ruined by their arbitrary arrests without any evidence against the alleged perpetrators. At the time of arrest the case is always water tight and the suspect always a master mind. If Akhilesh Yadav wants to ensure that Kazmi does not meet the same fate and fall victim to the hasty, inefficient, biased or motivated action of security agencies, he should demand a prompt judicial probe as in that case he may only be preventing a miscarriage of justice.
Dr. Mookhi Amir Ali