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HC allows Delhi serial blasts accused to write exams from jail

delhi Updated: Feb 06, 2009 02:26 IST

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The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist, allegedly involved in the September 13 Delhi serial blasts, to appear for his MBA exam from jail premises in New Delhi.

Justice Reva Khetrapal also asked the jail authorities and Sikkim Manipal University to make proper arrangement for accused Saquib Nisar so that he could appear in the MBA third semester examinations.

The court, however, refused to grant him interim bail.

Nissar, who had been in custody since September 20, had approached the court as his examinations were scheduled to start on February seven.

Saquib's counsel Vikas Padora had pleaded before the Court that the gravity of the allegations cannot and should not bar the right of any accused to pursue his studies.

The court had earlier issued notice to city police on Saquib's plea filed on January 30.

The police had already filed chargesheet against Saquib Nissar and other accused - Mohd Saif, Zeeshan Ahmed, Zia-ur Rehman and Mohd Shakeel in the September 13 serial blasts.

They have been accused of murder, attempt to murder and waging war against the nation amongst other offences under the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

According to the police, all the accused who have been named in the chargesheet were also involved in the serial blasts in Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

They had visited Ahmedabad before the July 26 serial blasts under fake names which came to light during the investigations and was later confirmed by examining the railway tickets and reservation chart, the police had alleged in the chargesheet.