Abdul Karim Tunda, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative, wanted in connection with 1997 bomb blasts in the district, could not be produced in court on Friday through video conferencing owing to technical reasons.
Notably, on November 22, the court of chief judicial magistrate Ashwani Kumar had granted permission to the Delhi Police to produce Tunda through video conferencing from Tihar jail, after the latter sought exemption from his personal appearance owing to security reasons.
The private agency that arranges video conferencing in the state had no link up with any outside agency to conduct video conferencing from Delhi. The local court here set December 20 as the next date of hearing for Tunda.
It is worthy to mention here, Tunda was involved in the blasts that had rocked the Quilla road and old sabzi mandi on January 22, 1997, leaving three people injured. Police had said that a crude bomb was used to trigger terror in the district by a member of Tunda's gang. He was also wanted in the Sonepat and Panipat bomb blasts of 1996 and several criminal cases against him are pending in the court.
Tunda was held from the Nepal border in August this year.