The Central Bureau of Investigation has been asked to produce a copy of the confessional statement by Swami Aseemanand in which he stated the role of Hindu right wing extremists in September 8, 2006, Malegaon blasts.
A designated Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court has sought a reply from the CBI on February 9. It had directed the nine accused to produce the certified copy of Aseemanand’s confession, after they made it the prime ground for seeking bail. The Delhi court had denied the certified copies of the statement to the accused. The accused then filed an application requesting the MCOCA court to make use of its powers to ask the CBI to produce a copy of Aseemanand’s confession in the court.
“Both Sections 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code and 165 of the Indian Evidences Act empower the court to direct
the other party to produce certified documents in their possession,” said defence advocate Khalid Azmi.