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Delhi HC blast: Order against accused reserved

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 13:20 hrs

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A special court has reserved for Sep 4 the order on framing charges against the man arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast that killed 15 people.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Judge H.S. Sharma, in a recently-pronounced ruling, reserved the order on framing of charges against the arrested accused, Wasim Akram Malik, for Sep 4.

The NIA in March this year filed a charge sheet against six accused, including a minor. Malik and another accused, Amir Abbas Dev, were arrested in Sep 2011 and are in judicial custody.

Amir Ababs Dev has turned approver in the case.

The other accused in the case are Malik's brother and alleged Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Junaid Akram Malik, Shakir Hussain Seikh alias Chota Hafiz, and Amir Kamal. They are yet untraced and on the run.

Earlier media reports said that Junaid Malik and Amir Kamal died, while Chota Hafiz was untraced and on the run.

"Wasim Malik, an avid internet user, is one of those leaderless jehadis who conspired with the terrorists of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and other outfits and executed this cowardly and inhuman terrorist action," NIA said.

The investigation agency booked the accused under sections dealing with criminal conspiracy, waging war against the state, conspiracy to wage war against the country, murder and attempt to murder among other charges.

They are also charged under the Explosive Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Fifteen people were killed and 79 injured in the Sep 7, 2011, blast outside Gate No.5 of the Delhi High Court complex.

--Indo-Asian News service

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