Diplomat attack: SC refuses to review its decision

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 18:40

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Delhi Police to review its judgement granting bail to journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi who is the lone accused in 2012 Israeli diplomat attack case.

"We have gone through the review petitions and the connected papers. We do not find any merit in the same. Accordingly, the review petitions are dismissed," a bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and justices S S Nijjar and J Chelameswar said.
The bench also dismissed the plea of the prosecution seeking a review of its judgement holding as incorrect the procedure adopted by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate extending the time of investigation and remand of the accused for 90 days, with retrospective effect from June 2, 2012, and the orders of the high court.

The prosecution had sought review of the apex court`s October 19 judgement by which it had granted bail to Kazmi while holding as incorrect the conduct of the magistrate which had come into question after a sessions court in June 2012 raised question mark over the power of a magisterial court to extend the period of probe and remand of accused in cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Kazmi, who claims to have been writing for an Iranian publication, was picked up after a probe showed he had been in touch with the suspect who is believed to have stuck the magnetic bomb on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua`s car on February 13, according to the police.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 18:40

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