New Delhi : Claiming that Delhi Police created a case against his clients to prove a statement by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as correct, the defence counsel of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suspects on Thursday sent a letter to the home minister, asking for the transfer of the case to the NIA.

Md. Shahid and Md. Rashid were arrested in December by Delhi Police from Haryana’s Mewat district. Their counsel M S Khan has sought transfer of the case from Delhi Police to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a fair probe into the matter, contending that his clients were made scapegoats.
“Rahul Gandhi made a revelation during his public meeting in Indore Oct 24, 2013 that an officer of the Intelligence Bureau briefed him about the infiltration of ISI in relief camps in Muzaffarnagar for the purpose of recruitment of youngsters. He further revealed that the said officer also contacted those youngsters,” Khan said in his letter to Sushilkumar Shinde.
He said that on the basis of the alleged secret input received from the intelligence agency, “those two people have been connected in such a manner so as to prove the contents of the speech of Rahul Gandhi as true”.
Delhi Police, on the basis of inputs by an intelligence agency, registered in December a case of criminal conspiracy and membership of the banned terrorist outfit. According to sources, Shahid and Rashid with another LeT member went to collect scriptures from Muzaffarnagar to radicalise the riot victims to join the outfit.

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