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Court may look at statements of blasts accused on April 4

india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 02:12 IST
Vignesh Iyer
Vignesh Iyer
Hindustan Times
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The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is likely to open the confessional statement given by 13 of the 21 alleged Indian Mujahideen members describing their role and that of others in executing blasts in different parts of the country, on April 4.

The accused allegedly sent e-mails minutes before blasts in Delhi and Bangalore.

The decision came after defence lawyer Farhana Shah moved an application in the court saying the confessional statement is needed to prepare for the defence of the accused.

The court also extended the judicial custody of all accused till April 28.

Only nine of the 21 accused — including Mohammed Asgar Ali Peerbhoy — were present in the court on Wednesday.

The chargesheet filed by the Crime Branch said the group had sent threat e-mails to media houses minutes before the attacks by using unsecured wi-fi connections. The Crime Branch also said the group was involved in different bomb blasts since 2005.