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‘How did confession of Aseemanand leak?’

delhi Updated: Feb 05, 2011 01:01 IST
HT Correspondent

A Delhi court has directed the CBI director to explain details, as to how the confessional statement of Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Ajmer Dargah blast case, was leaked to the media house.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal noted that Aseemanand’s confession was recorded in Delhi before a Metropolitan Magistrate during an in-camera proceeding on December 18.

Devender Gupta, RSS functionary approached the court seeking registration of an FIR against CBI and Tehelka magazine for the methodological leakage of Aseemanand's confessional statement. Gupta, against whom a chargesheet has been filed by Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), is now lodged in the Central Jail, Ajmer.

The judge said, “Issue a notice to the Director CBI to give report regarding the circumstances under which the copy of the confessional statement has been leaked to the media.” The court asked the agency to file its response on February 15.

Slamming the CBI, the judge said, "I am of the view that it is most appropriate that a report be called from CBI as to how the said confessional statement has been leaked to the media."

The application filed by Gupta through his counsel Anupam S Sharma on January 31 sought registration of FIR read “leakage was deliberate, intentional and malicious with the sinister motive to insult and interrupt the judicial proceedings”.