Bail hearings to be conducted in-camera

Advocate Shrikant Shivde, who is representing Lt Col Prasad Purohit, filed an application stating he did not want confessional statements and witness statements.

Written by Srinath Rao | Mumbai | Published:September 17, 2015 6:10 am
Malegaon blasts, 2006 blasts, 2006 malegaon blasts, malegaon blast accused, 2008 Malegaon blast case, Blast accused bail, Maharashtra latest news People walk past a damaged bicycle lying at a blast site inside a mosque in Malegaon, 260km northeast of Mumbai September 9, 2006. (Source: Reuters photo)

Hearings of bail applications of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case will be conducted in-camera as a special court accepted the plea filed by a defence counsel on Wednesday.

Advocate Shrikant Shivde, who is representing Lt Col Prasad Purohit, filed an application stating he did not want confessional statements and witness statements — which are part of the chargesheet filed by the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS), and will be part of arguments to secure bail — to be reported.

Hearing his arguments, Judge S D Tekale of the special court ordered that all bail hearings be conducted in-camera.

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In his application, Shivde stated that confessional statements and witness statements contained “communal material”, which could lead to trouble during the current festive period. He feared the bail proceedings could be “misrepresented, misquoted or quoted out of context”.

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