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2008 blasts: Court for presence of accused from Gujarat, Maharashtra jails

PTI  New Delhi, April 08, 2013
First Published: 00:28 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:30 IST(8/4/2013)

A Delhi court has directed jail authorities in Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai to ensure the presence of 11 suspected terrorists accused in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts before it.

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Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar, conducting trial in the serial blasts case, issued warrant for the 11 accused lodged in Sabarmati and Taluja jails.

The court directed that they should be produced before it by May 8 in muffled faces. The order was passed as a few witnesses in the case have to be examined in their presence.

The accused, Mohd Shakeel, Zeeshan Ahmed, Zia-ur-Rehman, Mohd Saif, Saquib Nisar and Kayamuddin Kapadia, are at present lodged in Sabarmati Jail in Ahmedabad.

Mohd Mansoor Ashgar Peerboy, Mubin Kadar Sheikh, Mohd Akbar Ismile Chaudhary, Mohd Sadique and Asif Bashruddin are lodged in Taluja jail, Maharashtra.

They are being examined here through video conferencing. Two other accused - Mohd Hakim and Shahzad - are lodged in Tihar jail.

The court had earlier on February 20, March 6 and March 13 also issued their production warrant.

However, a fax was received from Sabarmati jail, saying that fresh production warrant be issued well in time so that necessary orders can be obtained from the state government.

On September 13, 2008, one of the accused had travelled in an auto-rickshaw to Gaffar market in Karol Bagh area and had left a bag in his vehicle in which the explosion had taken place. Twenty-six people were killed and 135 injured in the serial blasts.


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