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Conspiracy hatched at Batla House: cops

Over three months after 26 people were killed in the September 13 serial blasts, the Delhi Police filed their first chargesheet in the case against five Indian Mujahideen men, reports Sumit Saxena.

delhi Updated: Dec 18, 2008 00:47 IST
Sumit Saxena

Over three months after 26 people were killed in the September 13 serial blasts in the Capital, the Delhi Police on Wednesday filed their first chargesheet in the case against five Indian Mujahideen (IM) men charging them with killing innocent civilians and waging war against the country.

The chargesheet filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaweri Baweja in connection with the Gaffar Market bomb blast alleged that a module of 24 terrorists was involved in the serial bombings across the city. The court will consider the chargesheet on December 20.

The chargesheet in the Greater Kailash-I M Block Market blast case is likely to be filed on Thursday, while the one concerned with the Connaught Place blast would be filed in the next 10 days.

The 76-page chargesheet filed on Wednesday accused Mohammed Saif, Mohammed Sakeel, Saquib Nisar, Zia-ur-Rehman and Zeeshan Javed of conspiring and executing the bomb blast at Gaffar Market. The chargesheet has been filed under various provisions of the Explosives Substances Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code, including waging war against the country, which can attract death penalty. The police have submitted a list of 178 witnesses to prove their case.

The police alleged that the conspiracy for the serial bombings was hatched in the month of July and August at L-18, Batla House, in Jamia Nagar area of Delhi.

The police were likely to file a supplementary chargesheet against Mohammed Sadik, arrested by the Pune police, and Qyammudin a co-accused in the Delhi blasts case.