Delhi HC blast: JC of Amir Abbas Dev extended

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 20:39

New Delhi: The judicial custody of suspected
terrorist Amir Abbas Dev, arrested for his alleged role in the
blast outside the Delhi High Court premises in September last
year, was on Monday extended by two weeks by a Delhi court.

Dev was produced before District Judge HS Sharma during
an in-chamber hearing after the expiry of his two-week
judicial custody.

According to court sources, the District Judge extended
till February 27 the judicial custody of Dev after the
National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the probe in the case
was going on.

Dev, a native of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested by the
NIA on the charge of sending terror e-mails to media groups
after the September 7 blast which killed 17 people and injured
over 90.

Another co-accused in the case Wasim Akram Malik, who is
currently in jail under judicial custody, would be produced
before the court tomorrow.

A magistrate had earlier recorded Dev`s statement under
Section 164 of the CrPC in an in-camera proceeding.

A statement recorded by a magistrate under section 164
of the CrPC bars the accused from resiling from it on his
depositions during the trial and make him liable for
prosecution for perjury if he does so.

Regarding Malik, the probe agency had said that he was a
`key link` in the conspiracy behind the blast outside gate
number 5 of the High Court.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 20:39

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