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Samad was never questioned in German Bakery blast case: lawyer

mumbai Updated: Jul 06, 2010 23:40 IST

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Abdul Samad, an accused in a 2009 arms seizure case, was never questioned in connection with the German Bakery blast although ATS quizzed him regarding the whereabouts of his elder brother Mohammed Ahmed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

According to investigating agencies, it is suspected that Mohammed Ahmed is Yasin Bhatkal, one of the founder members of terror outfit Indian Mujaheedin, which is stated to be behind the February 13 German Bakery blast in Pune that killed 17 persons.

Samad, who was released from jail on Sunday after being granted bail, called a press conference this afternoon where he said his lawyer Mubin Solkar will brief the media.

Soon after his arrest on May 25, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had in a statement said Samad was one of the main suspects in German Bakery blast case.

The ATS had, however, arrested Samad only in connection with the illegal arms seizure case and he was neither questioned in the German Bakery blast nor shown as a suspect in that case, Solkar said.

Asked if Samad proposed to take legal action against the government for defaming him, Solkar said, "No decision in this regard has been taken so far."