Prime accused in the Samjhauta blast case,Rajendar Chaudhary,on Monday moved for bail before the special NIA court of Sanjay Sandhir.
Chaudhary moved the bail application through his counsels Ranjan Arora and Padamkant Dwivedi. The bail application has been listed for hearing on April 25.
In the application moved before the court,Dwivedi noted that Chaudhary has been falsely implicated in the case. Rajindar was arrested from village Piploda Bagla,teshil Nagda,district Ujjain of Madhya Pardesh by NIA on February 15 last year. In the application it was pointed out that Chaudhary is in custody since December 17 and is entitled to statutory bail as per the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967.
It was also noted that Chaudhary has completed 90 days in custody on March 16 this year while as NIA has failed to present the report under Section 173 of the Code of Criminal Procedure against him. The applicant has been detained in custody beyond the statutory period of 90 days and is thus entitled for his release on bail, the application further noted.
Chaudhary also opposed the NIA plea for extending the time beyond 90 days for the filing of chargesheet against him. Counsel for the accused held that if the investigation is carried out on a day-to-day basis,then why is there nothing to indicate the progress and moreover,why is the request of the special public prosecutor (PP) silent about the progress made in the investigation by NIA between December 2012 and February 2013. Chaudhary also noted that till date,the NIA has failed to indicate his involvement in the offence. Earlier Swami Aseemanand also moved for bail before the NIA court. The bail application of Swami Aseemanand will come up for hearing on April 27.