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CBI seeks NBWs for two accused

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, Dec 5 (UNI) Having secured convictions of 100 of the 123 accused who faced trial in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case, Central Bureau of Investigation today moved the TADA court, pleading for issue of non-bailable warrants (NBWs) for two absconding accused allegedly named by extradited gangster Abu Salem during interrogation.

CBI, the prosecuting agency, sought NBWs for Aziz Bakalia and Abdul Quyum, saying they have learnt that the accused had fled the country and were abroad and hence NBWs were required to enable them to get red corner notices issued for them by Interpol, the international police agency, to catch them.

No body represented the defence in the court and Judge Pramod Kode adjourned the matter till tomorrow.

Abu Salem, who is yet to face trial in the serial bomb blasts case, was extradited from Portugal in November last year.

Besides allegedly naming Bakalia and Quyum, the gangster had also named Riaz Siddique who is, however, in custody now.

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