New Delhi: "I am not a minor and do not need
a lawyer", Abid Hussain, one of the arrested accused in the
Delhi High Court blast case, on Thursday told a court here before
being remanded to NIA`s custody for 14 days.
Hussain, who was produced before Special NIA Judge H S
Sharma, said during in-camera proceedings he was a major and
did not need a lawyer to defend himself, sources said.
The accused, arrested on September 13 from Kishtwar in
Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly sending terror mails to media
houses claiming responsibility of the blast, claimed he was a
major and his father had recorded wrong date of birth in the
school record, they said.
Minutes before the start of proceedings for the day, the
judge asked the journalists to leave the courtroom on the
ground that NIA has sought in-camera hearing in the case.
"Only those persons will stand in the court whom I will
allow. Please vacate the court," the judge said.
Later in the day, six commandos of CISF and Delhi Police
were deployed at the glass doors of the special court so that
people cannot peep inside for watching the proceedings.
Amir Abbas Dev, who was produced in the afternoon, was
remanded to judicial custody till tomorrow after he said a
lawyer be provided to him to oppose the plea of NIA.