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Kazmi blamed for diplomat's car blast

delhi Updated: Aug 01, 2012 02:11 IST
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Delhi Police

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet before a city court in the Israeli embassy car blast case, accusing journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi of conspiring with foreign elements for the strike.

Five months after the February 13 attack in which an Israeli woman diplomat and her Indian driver were injured, the chargesheet was filed before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Vinod Yadav.

Kazmi, who was arrested on March 6, has been charged with various provisions under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The chargesheet also names Iranian nationals Houshang Afshar Irani, Masod Sedaghatzadeh, Syed Ali Mehdi Sadr and Mohammed Reza Abolghasemi as suspects.

According to the chargesheet, Irani went to Bangkok and then to Kuala Lumpur, while Sedaghatzadeh has been detained in Malaysia since March 14. Afshar had visited India on April 25, 2011 and left on May 6, 2011. He had come back again on January 29, 2012, but left for Malaysia on February 13 evening, within hours after the attack.

The agency had found that Afshar had stayed at Hotel High 5 and his call details revealed that he had contacted Kazmi. Police have seized the CCTV footage and other records of his stay at the hotel.