Indore: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday
directed the Maharashtra ATS to give an affidavit with details
regarding the disappearance of Dilip Patidar, a witness in
Malegaon bomb blast case.
A division bench of the High Court in Indore, comprising
Justice R S Garg and Justice S K Seth, issued the direction
while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Ramswaroop
Patidar, brother of Dilip, on November 24 last year.
According to Ramswaroop, Dilip was picked up by the
Maharashtra Anti Terrorists Squad (ATS) from Indore on
November 10, 2008, and since then his brother`s whereabouts
are not known.
"I have apprehended before the court that either Dilip
was in unlawful custody of ATS or had been killed," the
petitioner`s counsel Bhuwan Deshmukh told reporters here.
He said the High Court has fixed September 17 as the next
date of hearing.
Dilip was a tenant in the house of Ramji, an accused
wanted in connection with Malegaon blasts case.