Delhi HC blast: 2nd accused sent to NIA custody



New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir native Amir Abbas Dev was remanded Friday by a Delhi court to NIA custody for 15 days for his interrogation to unearth his suspected role in the September 7 the Delhi High Court blast that killed 15 people and injured over 70 others.

Special NIA Judge H S Sharma remanded Dev to the custody of National Investigation Agency till October 7 on a plea by them.

The judge passed the order in an in-camera proceeding, which was attended only by the accused defence counsel Ravi Kazi, besides the NIA investigators.

The court turned down Kazi's opposition to plea by NIA which had produced him before the court yesterday after bringing him from Kisthwar in Jammu and Kashmir, where he was arrested.

Dev's co-accused Abid Hussain has already been remanded to NIA custody till October 5.

Hussain and Dev were brought to Delhi the day before yesterday following their arrest at Kishtwar. They had allegedly sent emails to media houses claiming responsibility for the blast on behalf of banned terror outfit Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami.

PTI