Delhi Police draw court`s flak for not probing properly Tunda case

A Delhi court disapproved of the Delhi Police`s handling of a case lodged in 1996 relating to recovery of explosives against LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda.

PTI| Updated: May 28, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday disapproved of the Delhi Police`s handling of a case lodged in 1996 relating to recovery of explosives against Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda, saying there was no proper investigation.

Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar directed the Special Cell of Delhi Police to file their written submissions on framing of charges against the accused by June 30, the next date of hearing.

As soon as public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan started advancing his arguments on framing of charges, the court said that the probe done in the case was not proper and directed the police to file their written submissions.

"You (police) give me everything in writing. Unless and until you will not give it in writing, I will order for further investigation. This is not proper investigation," the judge said, adding that he would not hear any oral arguments now.

The court directed the police to provide an advance copy of their written submission to advocates M S Khan and Akram Khan, who appeared for 72-year-old Tunda.

Advocate Khan told the court that if provided with the written submissions in advance, he would file his arguments on June 30.

To this, the court also observed that it would not prolong the proceedings in the case anymore.
The court had earlier indicated that charges under stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) may not be framed against Tunda.

The court, however, had said there was a prima facie case made out under the Explosive Substance Act against Tunda who has been chargesheeted in the case.