Israeli embassy car blast: magistrate's decision set aside
A sessions court in New Delhi today set aside a magistrate's decision giving additional 90 days to Delhi Police to probe the Feb 13 Israeli embassy car blast.delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2012 18:54 IST
A sessions court in New Delhi on Tuesday set aside a magistrate's decision giving additional 90 days to Delhi Police to probe the Feb 13 Israeli embassy car blast.
Additional sessions judge SS Rathi was hearing a revision petition moved by accused and journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi challenging the magistrate's order.
ASJ Rathi gave a week to the prosecution to move a fresh application to modify its plea seeking extension of the probe period.
Kazmi in his petition challenged the magistrate's order that granted police an additional 90 days for investigation, without hearing his submission.
The Delhi high court July 2 suspended the hearing in the case and the June 8 order of the ASJ, who had questioned the magistrate's power to extend the judicial or police custody of an accused under the anti-terror law.
The high court July 13 lifted the stay and allowed the hearing on the revision petition.
Kazmi was arrested March 6 for his alleged involvement in the embassy car bombing. Four people were injured when an Israeli embassy car was struck by a bomb near the prime minister's house in central Delhi.
Tal Yehoshua Koren, 42, wife of Israeli defence attache Colonel Yossi Refaelov, suffered multiple injuries when a motorcycle rider attached a magnetic explosive device to her car and sped away.