Delhi HC blast: Judicial custody accused extended

The judicial custody of two suspected militants Wasim Akram Malik and Amir Abbas Dev was extended for another 14 days.

New Delhi: The judicial custody of suspected
militants Wasim Akram Malik and Amir Abbas Dev, arrested for
their alleged involvements in the September 7 blast in the
Delhi High Court premises, was extended today by a court here
for another 14 days.

Special NIA judge H S Sharma extended the custody of
Malik and Dev in an in-camera court proceeding till January 2,
2012 on a plea by the National Investigation Agency that the
probe into the blast, which killed 15 people and injured 70,
was still going on.

After closing down on Saturday for winter vacation, the
trial courts will reopen on January 2.

Malik and Dev were produced before the court after the
expiry of their judicial custody.
Court sources said the judge kept pending Malik`s plea
for permission to visit Bangladesh, where he was studying
Unani medicine before his arrest, to fill an examination form.

During the last hearing, the court had asked Malik to
fill the form from Tihar jail itself with help from his
The investigating agency has said that Malik is a `key
link` in the conspiracy behind the blast outside gate number 5
of the high court.


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