cops contest journalist Kazmi’s discharge plea
Delhi Police on Tuesday opposed the plea of journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmed Kazmi that he should be discharged as the probe agency had not followed the provisions of the anti-terror laws. Kazmi is the lone accused in the 2012 Israeli diplomat attack case.
Submitting that the issue of alleged non-compliance with the anti-terror laws was pending before the Delhi High Court, the prosecution said the matter should be "closed sine die".
Appearing before Additional Sessions Judge AK Garg, the prosecution said since the issue of whether the probe agency followed the provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the National Investigation Agency Act were pending before the Delhi High Court in a revision petition, "the same could be contested before this court".
The prosecution had moved a revision petition in the high court against last year's sessions court's order questioning the power of a magistrate to deal with cases under UAPA.
Additional Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said the matter should be "closed sine die" or adjourned till the time the high court decides on the issues of whether the cognizance of the case and the manner in which Kazmi's remands were extended by a magisterial court were bad in law and if they vitiate the proceedings in the case.