Nadeem petition: prosecution wants time to seek instructions
Bench grants time till Jan 15 to the prosecutor to seek instructions and inform the court, reports Urvi Jappi.Updated: Jan 08, 2007 20:49 IST
Public prosecutor sought time on Monday to seek instructions for the state government in connection with the application filed by Yunus Saifee, father of music director Nadeem, seeking quashing of non-bailable warrants and red corner notices issued against the latter in 1997.
A division bench of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice AV Mohta on Monday granted time till January 15 to the prosecutor to seek instructions and inform the court about the same.
London-based music director Nadeem Akhtar Saifee, absconding after being accused of involvement in the murder of Gulshan Kumar, had approached the Bombay High Court through his father, to seek the withdrawal of non-bailable warrants and red corner notices issued against him in 1997.
The warrants and red corner notices were issued in September 1997 after the Indian government initiated extradition proceedings against Nadeem in Britain.
According to the petition, though British courts had rejected the Indian government's extradition proceedings, the warrants and red corner notices issued by Interpol had hindered Nadeem's movement as he cannot travel outside Britain, where he has taken asylum since 1997.
The petition said Nadeem feared that if he travelled outside Britain, he could be arrested or detained and a second innings of extradition against the principles of double jeopardy could be held against him.
First Published: Jan 08, 2007 20:49 IST