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Special Court Sends Delhi HC Blast Accused to 15 Day Custody

BeyondHeadlines News Desk

New Delhi: A special court in Delhi yesterday sent Jammu and Kashmir native Amir Abbas Dev on a 15-day remand in custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for interrogation to unearth his suspected role in the September 7 the Delhi High Court blast that killed 15 people and injured over 70 others.

Special NIA Judge H S Sharma remanded Dev to the NIA custody till October 7 on a plea by filed by the agency.

The judge passed the order in an in-camera proceeding, which was attended only by the accused defence counsel Ravi Kazi besides NIA investigators.

The court turned down Kazi’s opposition to plea by the NIA, which had produced him before the court yesterday after bringing him from Kisthwar in Jammu and Kashmir, where he was arrested.

Dev’s co-accused Abid Hussain has already been remanded to NIA custody till October 5.

Hussain and Dev were brought to Delhi the day before yesterday following their arrest at Kishtwar. They had allegedly sent emails to media houses claiming responsibility for the blast on behalf of Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami.

 

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