Bangalore police seeks custody of two IM suspects

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 21:45

New Delhi: Bangalore police today moved a
Delhi court for obtaining the custody of two suspected Indian
Mujahideen terrorists facing charges relating to the serial
blasts here in 2008.

In an application filed before the court of Additional
Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann, the Bangalore police
submitted that they required custody of Salman and Shahzad in
a case registered with Cubbon Park police station relating to
blasts at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in April 2008.

The Bangalore police officials came before the court with
a request from a court there to seek custody of the two
accused here.

ASJ Mann, who put the application for tomorrow for
hearing, however, told them they should put their plea before
the prison authorities.

"Under the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code, a
court can issue a direction to the jail authorities for
production of an accused before it. There is no such provision
for a court to issue a request to another court for the
purpose," the court said.

It asked the Delhi police and counsel for Salman and
Shahzad to file their replies on the plea of the Bangalore

Meanwhile, Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan resumed
advancing arguments on behalf of Delhi police relating to the
charges to be framed against 14 suspected Indian Mujahideen
terrorists in connection with the blasts carried out here on
September 13, 2008.

During his over an hour long arguments, the prosecutor
tried to establish a link between banned outfit Students
Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen (IM) by
reading out a confessional statement of Jamaluddin Nasir, an
accused in 2002 American Centre attack case recorded by a
judicial magistrate in Kolkata.


First Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 21:45
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