Order on probe into Assemanand''s confession leak tomorrow

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) A Delhi court today deferred fortomorrow its order on a plea for registration of an FIRagainst a CBI officer and Tehelka magazine owner and editorfor making public Swami Aseemanand''s confessions to a courtabout his alleged role in the Ajmer blast case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal,who was to pronounce the order today, deferred it as RSSactivist Devender Gupta''s counsel Anupam S Sharma wanted tomake some additional argument on the plea.

Accordingly, the ACMM reserved the order on Gupta''s pleaafter hearing Sharma''s additional argument.

Referring to a series of rulings by the apex court andvarious high courts, Sharma argued the court has all therequisite powers to order a probe into the leakage ofAseemanand''s confessions to a magisterial court under section164 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

He sought the court''s order pointing out that it wasclear that an offence of a serious nature had been committedand no action on it has been taken till date.

Gupta had filed an application yesterday, pleading thatthe court need not order the probe under provisions ofanti-corruption law but under simple penal provisions.

Gupta, arrested for his role in Ajmer dargah blast case,is currently lodged in the city''s Central Jail.

Chargesheeted by Rajasthan''s Anti-Terrorist Squad for hisalleged role in Ajmer bBlast case, Gupta had sought lodging ofthe FIR against CBI''s Additional Superintendent of Police T RBalaji and Tehelka magazine owner, publisher and editor TarunTejpal.

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