More trouble brews for FM Qureshi, the police inspector posted at the Gujarat high court (HC) complex, against whom an army officer had complained of rape.
In a startling revelation, the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) named the inspector in the crude bombs case of December 20, 2012. He had earlier been remanded by the DCB in connection with the rape case. In a statement before the police, Qureshi confessed to planting the bombs near the court premises.
According to the case details, Qureshi, a resident of Sector 21 in Gandhinagar, used firecracker powder, tobacco tins and cycle ball-bearings to make the bombs. Qureshi might have tried to fake an investigation into this case in an attempt to save his image, which was getting spoilt due to the rape charge.
“Qureshi had called police control room and when cops reached the spot, he himself had become the complainant. He did all this just to save his image and get some support from senior officials,” said Himanshu Shukla, deputy commissioner of police, DCB.
The inquiry revealed that the threat letters received by a Mirzapur court and the HC last year were also written by Qureshi. “We are going to take the help of FSL and a handwriting expert to collect more evidence. We have also found that the letter was written from Mumbai,” said AK Sharma, joint commissioner of police. However the accused has denied the allegation.