Only police to quiz scribe, says court
The Delhi police has been asked by a Delhi court not to permit any other probe agency to interrogate Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat’s car.delhi Updated: Mar 21, 2012 23:54 IST
The Delhi police has been asked by a Delhi court not to permit any other probe agency to interrogate Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat’s car.
The court direction to the police came in the wake of reports that the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, was interrogating him.
“This is expected that the special cell will not permit other investigating agencies to make the applicant (Kazmi) an experimental block,” chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav said.
The court, however, said the police was not barred from sharing information with other investigating agencies.
“I do not see any bar on the investigating agency (the Delhi police) sharing information of the interrogation of the applicant (Kazmi) with the investigating agencies of other countries, particularly of Israel and Iran, as India is a signatory to the UN Convention of Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolution), 2007,” the judge said.
The court’s order came on Kazmi’s plea alleging that the freelance journalist was being “interrogated by officials of other investigating agencies, like Mossad of Israel, RAW, IB and others”.
The Delhi police had denied the allegation, saying that so far no foreign agency, particularly Mossad, had interrogated him and the application was filed merely on apprehension. Kazmi’s counsel had told the court that he has been made a “guinea pig” on whom every investigating agency had been experimenting , even as his custody has been given only to the Delhi police.
Kazmi was arrested on March 7 and remanded in police custody for 20 days.