A local court on Monday postponed argument on CBI's plea seeking custody of Swami Asimanand, an accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, till Wednesday.
The XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) court deferred the hearing on the matter till November 24 after defense counsel Chinna Kesava sought more time to study the case and file a counter application after meeting his client (Asimanand), who is presently under judicial custody till November 30 and lodged in a special cell at Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad.
The magistrate had on Saturday last appointed Chinna Kesava (a government advocate) as counsel to represent Swami.
The absconding Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Asimanand, was arrested by the CBI on November 19 from Haridwar in connection with the blast at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad on May 18, 2007, which left nine persons dead.
Soon after producing Swami before the court, the CBI had filed an application seeking his 15 days custody to further interrogate him, which the CBI believes would help it getting more details including on the whereabouts of two other absconding accused in the case, Sandeep Dange and Rama Chandra Kalsangra alias Ramji, both natives of Indore in MP.
The CBI in its submission before the court last week, had claimed that the complicity of Swami Asimanand in the criminal conspiracy came to light recently and his name was added as an accused in the case diary and also a memo was filed to add his name as accused number six in the case.