The court proceedings in Delhi serial blasts cases would not be conducted through video conferencing as the authorities of Ahmedabad jail, where 11 accused are now lodged, today told a court in New Delhi that no such facility was available with them.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja disposed of the application filed by the Delhi Police which had said that since the accused were not being produced in the courts despite production warrants, the jail authorities of different states may be directed to arrange their production through video conferencing in the interest of justice in the cases here.
"Since there is a message from Sabarmati central jail authorities that the video conferencing facility is available only in respect of Ahmedabad courts, the application filed by the Delhi Police is disposed of," the court said.
In contrast, the Maharashtra jail authorities had replied to a court query in this regard stating that they could make available video conferencing facilities from Arthur Road jail where a few of the accused were then lodged for their case pending before a MCOCA court.
Out of the 12 accused arrested so far, 11 are at present lodged at Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad for their alleged role in serial blasts of July 26 last year there.
Many of them are also wanted in Jaipur serial blasts cases and Hyderabad twin blasts.
A series of blasts had rocked the national capital on September 13 last year, killing 26 persons and injuring 135 others.