Kazmi denied bail,custody extended by 90 days

A Delhi court on Friday allowed police to keep Urdu journalist Syed Mohammed Kazmi in custody for 90 more days.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published:July 21, 2012 1:06 am

A Delhi court on Friday allowed police to keep Urdu journalist Syed Mohammed Kazmi in custody for 90 more days.

Kazmi was arrested for his alleged role in the February 13 attack on an Israeli diplomat in the heart of New Delhi.

The bail application filed by Kazmi was dismissed by the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav,who held that the prosecution had given sufficient reason for grant of extension of police custody.

Sources said the court also issued letters rogatory to Iran,Thailand,Georgia,Israel and Malaysia,requesting cooperation and information regarding the conspiracy. The prosecution had stated that investigations conducted by the Delhi police had revealed suspected links between Kazmi and terror operatives in these countries.

The prosecution had pleaded that investigation could not be completed within the mandated 90-day period because obtaining information from other countries regarding “secret conspiracies” was “not easy”.

The order on Friday came after the Sessions court had told the prosecution to give reasons for demanding extension of custody,and had questioned the CMM court order for extension of custody.

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