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NIA to File Chargesheet in HC Blast Case

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a chargesheet, on Wednesday, against five persons in connection with last year’s Delhi High Court blast case. The NIA has c

Published: 13th March 2012 01:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:35 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a chargesheet, on Wednesday, against five persons in connection with last year’s Delhi High Court blast case. The NIA has completed the investigation but several of the key accused still remains elusive.    

According to NIA sources, the District Judge H S Sharma during Wednesday’s in-camera hearing was informed that it has completed investigation and would file the chargehsheet to put two accused in their custody on trial.

The agency also requested the court to issue the process of declaring three other accused Junaid Akram Malik, Chota Hafeez and Amir Kamal as proclaimed offender (PO).  

All of them are residents of Jammu and were part of the conspiracy to explode a high intensity bomb outside the Delhi High Court on September, 7 2011.

All three are evading arrest and are suspected to have crossed into Pakistan. Amir Abbas Dev and Wasim Akram Malik are presently under judicial custody after their arrest for their alleged role in the case.  The blast outside gate 5 of the High Court tkilled 17 people and injured over 90 others. Dev, a native of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested on September 16 last year after he was allegedly found to have sent terror e-mails to media groups after the blast.  A magistrate had earlier recorded Dev’s statement under section 164 of CrPc in an in-camera proceeding.



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