NEW DELHI: The NIA, in the chargesheet filed in the Delhi High Court blast case, had stated that the two bombers were Pakistanis and their intention was to protest against the death sentence awarded to the December 2001 Parliament Attack case convict Afzal Guru.
The NIA, in a 1062-page chargesheet, filed before District Judge H S Sharma during an in-camera hearing on Tuesday, said that two Pakistani nationals -- Abu Bilal and Abu Saifullah--were involved in keeping the high intensity IED (Improvised Explosive Device) at the entrance gate no.5 of the Delhi High Court that killed 17 persons and injured over 90 in September last year. Both are still evading arrest.
As per the terrorists’ plan to maximize casualties, they chose September 7 to trigger the blast as it was a Wednesday-- a PIL day---when there is heavy rush at gate no. 5 of the Delhi High Court.
The agency chargesheeted six persons including three arrested Wasim Akram Malik, Amir Abbas Dev and a minor. Three others -- Amir Kamal, Junaid Akram Malik and Shakir Hussain Seikh alias Chota Hafiz -- are still on the run. According to the chargesheet, the entire conspiracy was hatched between June and September last year at Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir by Wasim Akram Malik and other co-accused to threaten the judiciary so that the death sentence of Afzal Guru might get repealed.
Giving details of Wasim’s role, the agency alleged that he was an MBBS student at Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital in Bangladesh and his younger brother and co-accused Junaid Akram Malik was an active member of Hizb-ul Mujahideen.
The agency said Wasim had conducted a recce of Delhi High Court area.
It further claimed that the accused Amir Kamal was the main contact of two Pakistanis, Abu Saifulla and Abu Bilal, and he introduced them to the co-accused. All of them held meeting at Kishtwar on September 3 last year to give final shape to blast plan.
The chargesheet against the accused has been filed under various sections of the IPC for murder, criminal conspiracy, waging war against the nation, attempt to murder causing grievous hurt and others.