Journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in the bombing of an Israeli diplomat's car, has told a Delhi court that he was forced to sign some papers without reading them while in police custody.
In a handwritten application sent from the Tihar Jail, Kazmi told chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav, "I was forced to sign papers which were not given (to me) for reading. I was also made to sign on blank papers."
Kazmi said that when he refused to sign the papers, he was told by special cell policemen that his family would have to bear the consequences of his move.
"I would also like to state that the applicant was never consulted before any statement. In some instances, I was forced to speak as if I was comfortable and willing to give statement. I apprehend that a video might have been made to mislead the proceedings in the court," he said.
Another application was moved in the court today on behalf of Alon Yehoshua, the husband of Isreali diplomat Tal Yehoshua who was injured in the attack. Yehoshua moved the court seeking release of the car and permission for assessment of damage to claim insurance.
The court yet again asked the investigating officer of the case for information on those officials who interrogated or visited Kazmi while in police custody.