Forensic reports on emails belie claims in Delhi blasts cases: Defence
Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists, accused of sending emails to media houses minutes before blasts in 2008, told a court that the forensic reports revealed that those emails were created after the date of the explosions.
New Delhi: Suspected Indian Mujahideen
terrorists, accused of sending emails to media houses minutes
before the serial blasts in 2008, today told a Delhi court
that the forensic reports of communications revealed that
those emails were created after the date of the explosions.
"The forensic reports of three PDF files used and sent as
emails to media houses minutes before the blasts on September
13, 2008 clearly showed the date of creation as September 15,
two days after the incident, which demolished the very claims
of the police," M S Khan told Additional Sessions Judge
Santosh Snehi Mann.
He was reading out the forensic reports of the lap-top and
the emails during the arguments on charges being pressed by
the Delhi Police against the suspected members of IM`s media
cell for their alleged role in the serial blasts here.
Khan alleged accused Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy, Mobin Kader
Sheikh and Asif Bashir Sheikh, who were arrested by Mumbai
police on September 28, 2008 on charges of having sent emails
to media houses informing them about the blasts, have been
The counsel was countered by Public Prosecutor Rajeev
Mohan who said the `date of creation` in the forensic reports
does not really indicate the date of inception of a document
but it is the date of `last written` which shows its date of
Khan then referred the forensic report with regard to an
email allegedly sent to media houses on July 26, 2008 the date
of Ahmedabad serial blasts which mentioned September five as
the date of its `last written` thereby questioning the logic
put forth by the prosecutor.
"All these documents and emails were created by Mumbai
police who have a habit of implicating innocent people," he
alleged claiming Mohd Sadiq Sheikh was arrested by them in
July 11, 2006, in connection with Mumbai train blasts but was
later discharged when 13 other accused were apprehended.
Arguing on behalf of Peerbhoy, who is alleged to be the
head of IM`s media cell, the counsel said there was no
evidence that he, along with three others, travelled from Pune
to Mumbai to hack wi-fi network of Kamran Power Pvt Ltd to
"The car in which Peerbhoy and others were alleged to have
travelled have till date not been recovered. The police could
not tell the registration number of that vehicle. Further, the
log book of his laptop also does not indicate that it was used
to hack the wi-fi network," he claimed.