HC blast case: NIA seeks re-examination of Amir Abbas Dev

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 20:20

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday moved a court here seeking its nod to re-examine co-accused-turned-approver Amir Abbas Dev whose recording of statement has recently concluded in connection with the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case.

During an in-chamber hearing, NIA filed an application before District Judge I S Mehta in which it is understood to have said there were some ambiguity and discrepancies in Dev`s statement in the court and it wanted to re-examine him, court sources said.

They said the court has listed NIA`s plea for further hearing on May 1 when it would also hear arguments on the bail application of Dev.

Dev, who was initially arrested in connection with the blast at Delhi High Court`s reception on September 7, 2011 which killed 15 people, later turned approver.

The court had first recorded Dev`s statement after the trial against Wasim Akram Malik, the sole arrested accused in the case, had commenced on April 1, this year.

Dev had earlier given two statements before a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC and both his testimonies were placed before the special NIA court during his examination in the trial.

The statements, recorded by a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC, bind a person and any subsequent deviation would make him liable for prosecution for the offence of perjury.

The court had first recorded Dev`s statement after the trial against Wasim Akram Malik, the sole arrested accused in the case, had commenced on April 1, this year.

Dev had earlier given two statements before a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC and both his testimonies were placed before the special NIA court during his examination in the trial.

The statements, recorded by a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC, bind a person and any subsequent deviation would make him liable for prosecution for the offence of perjury.



First Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 20:19

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