Delhi blasts: Police told to give call detail records to accused
A court today directed Delhi police to provide a copy of call detail records of their mobile phones to counsel of suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists accused of triggering serial blasts in the national capital in 2008.
New Delhi: A court today directed Delhi
police to provide a copy of call detail records (CDR) of their
mobile phones to counsel of suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM)
terrorists accused of triggering serial blasts in the national
capital in 2008.
Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann asked the
Special Cell of the Delhi police which investigated the cases
in connection with the synchronised explosions to hand over
copy of the CDR to the counsel of the accused by August five.
M S Khan, counsel for the accused who was to start
advancing of arguments to oppose Delhi police plea to frame
charges against the suspected IM men, pointed out to the court
that the police had failed to provide them the copy of the
records running into 1074 pages.
Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan agreed to provide the copy
and also cited that there had already been an order passed by
the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in this regard on November
12, last year.
Meanwhile, the Special Cell provided to Mayur Suresh, the
counsel, a copy of the compact disc purported to be containing
video footage of accused Mohd Shakeel entering Jhandewalan
metro station and exiting from Indraprastha after allegedly
carrying out the blast at Karol Bagh in an auto-rickshaw
on September 13, 2008.
The court is hearing arguments on the charges to be
framed against 14 accused arrested so far in the five cases
registered in connection with the serial blasts here which
claimed 26 lives and left 135 others injured.
Delhi police had already concluded its part of the
arguments in the matter.
The proceedings were conducted through video conferencing
as 11 out of 14 accused are lodged at Sabarmati Jail in
Ahmedabad in connection with serial blasts in that city.
Three accused Mohd Hakim, Sahzad and Salman are at present
lodged at Tihar jail.
All the accused have been chargesheeted under various
provisions of the IPC, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)
Act and the Explosive Substances Act.