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After seven months in jail, Kazmi gets bail

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 19, 2012
First Published: 15:13 IST(19/10/2012) | Last Updated: 01:39 IST(20/10/2012)

The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Syed Mohammad Ahmed Kazmi, who has been behind bars for over seven months in the Israeli diplomat car attack case.


A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir granted bail to Kazmi - in jail since March 6 -  and directed him to deposit his passport before the authority concerned to restrain him from leaving the country.

The bench passed the order on a plea filed by Kazmi, who challenged the Delhi High Court's order dismissing his bail application.

Kazmi, who claims to have been writing for an Iranian publication before his arrest in the case, was picked up after Delhi police investigation showed he had been in touch with the suspect who is believed to have stuck the magnetic bomb on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua's car on February 13 this year, police said.

Kazmi is alleged to have helped the suspect in conducting the recce of the Israeli Embassy on Aurangzeb Road in the Capital to keep a tab on arrival and departure of diplomats.

Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua Koren, 42, wife of Israeli defence attache Colonel Yossi Refaelov, and an Indian driver of the embassy vehicle, were among the four people injured in the blast caused by the magnetic bomb stuck to her vehicle by a motorcycle-borne person in the Capital. She was later sent back to Israel.

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