2008 Delhi blasts: Fresh production warrants against 11
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 21:03
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday issued fresh orders to produce before it eleven inmates of Sabarmati Central Jail of Ahmedabad for framing of charges against them in the 2008 case of serial terror blast here.

Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann issued production warrants against the accused seeking their presence in her court on May 6 after the Sabarmati jail's officer in-charge sought three weeks to produce them.

Sabarmati Jail's Officer In-Charge I K Sonara had come to the court which had summoned him due to his failure to produce the accused despite repeated issuance of production warrants against the accused lodged in his jail.

The court also told the jail official that as the production warrants had been issued against the accused, it was his obligation to produce them before it.

"I want certain confusions to be removed. Directions were given to produce them (accused) under the CrPC. It is your obligation to produce them (before the court)," the judge said adding there was no reason for non-compliance of its order.

The court gave one month's time to the officer in charge, rejecting his plea for three weeks to produce the accused lodged in Sabarmati jail.

The court had earlier issued summons against the jail official saying physical production of the 11 accused is required to record their stands on charges against them.

The court had said the charges could not be framed in the case till date due to non-production of the 11 accused before it.

The court had earlier decided to frame charges against the accused for waging a war against the state and killing people in the September 13, 2008, serial blasts which left 26 people dead and 135 others injured.

The court had discharged one of the accused, Salman, as no evidence against him was found.

The charges are to be framed against Mohd Shakeel, Mohd Saif, Zeeshan Ahmed, Zia-ur-Rehaman, Saquib Nisar, Mohd Sadique, Kayamuddin Kapadia, Mohd Hakim, Mohd Mansoor Ashgar Peerbhoy, Mubin Kadar Sheikh, Asif Bashiruddin, Mohd Akbar Ismail Chaudhary and Shahzad Ahmed.

Five cases were registered in connection with the serial blasts at Gaffar Market in Karol Bagh, Barakhamba Road in Connaught Place, M-Block Market in Greater Kailash and recovery of a bomb near India Gate.

Of the 14 accused, involved in the five cases, five were arrested by the Delhi police following an encounter at Batla House here on September 19, 2008. Four others were apprehended by the Mumbai Police, three by the Uttar Pradesh Police and one each by the Hyderabad and Madhya Pradesh Police forces.


First Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 21:03

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