CBI Director told to respond to leak of Aseemanand''s testimony

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New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) A Delhi court today asked the CBIDirector to explain how the confessional statement of SwamiAseemanand, an accused in the Ajmer dargah blast case, wasleaked to the media.

"Issue a notice to the Director CBI to give reportregarding the circumstances under which the copy of theconfessional statement has been leaked to the media,"Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal said.

The court asked the probe agency to file its responseon February 15.

The court''s order came during the hearing of anapplication filed by RSS functionary Devendra Gupta seekingregistration of an FIR against CBI and ''Tehelka'' magazineunder various penal provisions for the "deliberate" leakage ofAseemanand''s confessional statement.

The confession was recorded in Delhi by a MetropolitanMagistrate on December 18 last year in an in-cameraproceeding. .

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