Delhi HC blast: Wasim`s JC extended till Jan 31

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 21:50

New Delhi: The judicial custody of a Delhi
High Court blast accused Wasim Akram Malik was extended for
two more weeks by a city court.

Special NIA Judge H S Sharma extended Malik`s judicial
custody till January 31 in an in-camera proceeding after he
was produced before him.

Meanwhile, according to court sources, the judge also
allowed National Investigation Agency`s plea to secure the
handwriting specimens of Malik, a student of Unani medicine in
Bangladesh.
Malik was then produced before a metropolitan magistrate
who took his handwriting samples to be sent to the experts for
examination.

Another co-accused Amir Abbas Dev, lodged in Tihar Jail,
had been produced before the court yesterday and remanded to
judicial custody till January 30.
The probe agency has dubbed Malik as a `key link` in
the conspiracy behind the blast outside gate number 5 of the
High Court which killed 17 persons and injured over 90.

Dev, a Jammu and Kashmir native, was arrested by the NIA
for allegedly sending terror e-mails to media groups after the
September 7 blast last year.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 21:50

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