Delhi HC blast: Accused remanded to 11 days JC
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday sent Aamir
Abbas Dev, an accused in the Delhi High Court blast case, to
11 days of judicial custody after the National Investigation
Agency (NIA) said it did not want his custody any more.
Special NIA Judge H S Sharma remanded Dev to jail till
October 24 after he was produced following his interrogation
in NIA`s custody for 20 days in connection with the case.
Dev, a native of Jammu and Kashmir, is accused of sending
terror e-mails to media groups after the blast outside the
gate of the High Court on September 7. Fifteen persons died
and 70 others were injured in the blast.
The outcome of Dev`s custodial interrogation was not
known as the proceedings were conducted in-camera.
Meanwhile, NIA, which produced Dev a day before the
expiry of his police custody, took him before Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Amit Bansal to get his
statement recorded under section 164 of the CrPC.
The ACMM, however, sent Dev to the court of another
magistrate for recording the statement. However, the judge was
on leave and now it would be recorded tomorrow.
The statements recorded by a magistrate under the CrPC
bind the accused and any U-turn during the trial would make
him liable for prosecution for the offence of perjury.
Dev was brought to Delhi on September 21 along with his
minor co-accused following their arrest at Kishtwar, Jammu
Earlier, the court had also remanded third accused Wasim
Akram Malik, arrested for his alleged involvement in the case,
to 14 days of NIA custody.
The accused had allegedly sent emails to media houses
claiming responsibility for the blast on behalf of banned
terror outfit Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI).
NIA had in its remand application earlier told the court
that besides sending terror mails to media houses, Dev was one
of the terrorists who had conducted the bomb blast between
gate number 4 and 5 of the Delhi High Court.
Dev and Hussain have been booked under various provisions
of the IPC, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the
Explosive Substances Act, dealing with conspiracy, murder,
attempt to kill, causing hurt and using explosives.
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