Court defers framing of charges in 2008 blasts
A Delhi court on Tuesday deferred framing of charges against 13 accused in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts, in which 26 people were killed.
"As the matter is being heard by the Supreme Court today (Tuesday) regarding clubbing of all blast cases in Delhi, therefore, we fix March 24 for the formal framing of charges against all accused," said Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann.
The court issued fresh production warrant against 11 of the 13 accused lodged in Sabarmati Jail in Gujarat. Two other accused are in Tihar Jail in Delhi.
All the accused are facing charges under penal provisions including murder, attempt to murder and waging war against the nation, under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substances Act.
Four blasts at Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Greater Kailash shook Delhi Sep 13, 2008. The accused allegedly belong to the Indian Mujahideen terror group which claimed responsibility for the bombing.