Mohd Aamir spent 14 years under trial as a terror accused. (Photo: <b>The Quint)</b>
Mohd Aamir spent 14 years under trial as a terror accused. (Photo: The Quint)
  • 1. Kidnapped, Not Arrested
  • 2. In Prison, Dreams Shattered
  • 3. A Free Man, But With Some Questions
Framed as a Terrorist: How Mohammad Aamir Spent 14 Years in Prison

The first thing that strikes you about Aamir is his overwhelming optimism. He was abducted by the police in 1998 when he was 18 years old, and tortured and beaten in jail.

  • 1. Kidnapped, Not Arrested

    At around 9:00 pm on 20 February 1998, Aamir was picked up by a group of men near his home in old Delhi. They did not identify themselves as policemen and kept Aamir in custody illegally for seven days. He still calls his abduction a kidnapping, not an arrest.

    Mohd Aamir spent 14 years under trial as a terror accused. (Photo: <b>The Quint)</b>
    “They pulled out my finger nails”, says Mohd Aamir. (Photo: The Quint)

    He was severely tortured during that time. His abductors made him sign blank papers. Later, he found out he had been framed for a series of low-intensity bomb blasts that took place in Delhi and adjoining areas between 1996 and 1997.

    He did not know why he had been picked up till he was finally presented in court.

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