A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has dismissed the bail plea of Amir Abbas Dev, a co-accused-turned-approver in the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case in which the lone arrested accused is facing trial.
During an in-chamber hearing, district judge IS Mehta denied the relief to Dev who had moved the court seeking bail on the ground that the process of recording his statement in the case had already been concluded, court sources said.
Dev, who was initially arrested by NIA in connection with the blast at the Delhi High Court's reception on September 7, 2011 in which 15 people were killed, had later turned approver. Wasim Akram Malik is the lone arrested accused in the case who is facing trial.
Dev had earlier given two statements before a magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC and both his testimonies had been placed before the special NIA court during his examination in the trial.
A statement recorded by a magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC binds a person and any subsequent deviation would make him liable for prosecution for the offence of perjury.
In his two statements, Dev had given details of conspiracy behind the blast and had also stated about hatching of conspiracy and involvement of other accused in the blast.
The court had earlier framed charges against Malik under various provisions of the IPC, including that of waging war against the country, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substance Act.