Israeli diplomat attack: Kazmi remanded in JC

Journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi was arrested for his alleged role in the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat car.

New Delhi: Amidst allegations of custodial
harassment, journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat car, was on Saturday remanded in judicial custody by a court here after the Delhi Police said he was not needed for further interrogation.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav sent Kazmi in
judicial custody till April 7 even as the police was earlier
given his custody till March 27.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police told the court that
Kazmi was not required for further interrogation and more
information would be gathered only after the arrest of other
accused in the Israeli diplomat attack case.

The move comes after the Delhi Police was specifically
told by CMM Yadav on March 21 not to permit any other probe agency to interrogate Kazmi.

The court`s order came on Kazmi`s plea alleging he was
being "interrogated by officials of other investigating
agencies, like Mossad of Israel, RAW, IB and others".

The court had, however, said the police were not barred
from sharing information with other investigating agencies
like RAW and IB and those of other countries, particularly of
Israel and Iran, as India is a signatory to the UN Convention
of Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolution), 2007.

The Delhi Police had denied the allegation, saying so far
no agency of any other country, particularly Mossad, has come to interrogate Kazmi and his application has been filed merely on apprehension.

Kazmi was arrested on March 7 and remanded in police
custody for 20 days.


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