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Delhi bomb blasts: statement of key witness before magistrate

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) Delhi Police today moved an application before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate seeking permission to record the statement of a key witness in the Octover 29 Govindpuri blast before a magistrate.

The judge accepted the application and a date would be fixed for recording the statement before a magistrate, even before a chargesheet had been filed in the case.

The Delhi Police necessiated this action so that the statement has legal sanctity and the witness could be prosecuted if he retracts his statement.

The witness had recognised prime accused, Rafiq Shah, alleged to be a 'bomber' in the case.

Three blasts, at Paharganj, Sarojini Nagar and Govindpuri, rocked Delhi on the eve of Diwali last year, killing more than 60 people and injuring over 200.

Four FIRs, one for each blast and one under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, had been filed in the case.

On January 21, the city police had filed a chargesheet against Tariq Ahmed Dar, Gulam Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed and 39 others relating to the fourth FIR in the October 29 serial bomb blast case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

Special Cell of the Delhi Police charged Dar, Mohd Hussain Fazli and Rafiq Shah with murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy to wage war against the State and various provisions of Unlawful Assembly Act, holding them responsible for the Sarojini Nagar.


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