NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police arrested Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, a journalist, in connection with the bomb attack case on an Israeli diplomat’s wife last month.
Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta informed that the accused was picked up from his B K Dutt Colony residence in Jorbagh area last night and arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, for allegedly providing help to conspirators involved in the attack.
The accused was produced in a Delhi court and the police made an unusual request to get 20 days police custody to unravel the whole conspiracy. The police’s public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan, while seeking the remand of the accused, disclosed that it is a case of international terrorism. “There is a possibility of some foreign nationals being involved in the case,” he said.
He further said the conspiracy was hatched outside India but refused to elaborate upon it in the open court.
“The IED was planted for the explosion and this was not an accidental act.
Everything was carried out in a well-planned manner. We need 20 days police custody of the accused to unearth the entire conspiracy. The investigation is going on and some more persons are yet to be arrested,” he said.
However Kazmi’s lawyer Vijay Aggarwal alleged that the police had forged documents related to the timing of his arrest and sought a probe into the matter. He said that police has not produced a proper case diary in the court and his client’s arrest was illegal as the men who arrested him were in plain clothes.
He also alleged that Kazmi was being made a scapegoat as the police are under pressure to crack the case and have arrested a journalist who had covered Iraq war and also used to visit Iran’s embassy in Delhi. The court, however, refused to accept Aggarwal’s contentions.