Peerbhoy’s brother wants car seized in blasts back

Adil Peerbhoy,the younger brother of the alleged media wing operator of the Indian Mujahideen Mohammed Mansoor Peerbhoy accused in the Ahmedabad and Delhi blasts last year...

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 20, 2009 12:40 am

Adil Peerbhoy,the younger brother of the alleged media wing operator of the Indian Mujahideen Mohammed Mansoor Peerbhoy accused in the Ahmedabad and Delhi blasts last year,has moved an application to get back his car used by Mansoor in connection with the blasts and seized by the police soon after his arrest.

Mansoor had travelled in the car from Pune to Matunga in central Mumbai,where he hacked the wi-fi account of Khalsa College to send mails to media houses minutes before the blast.

Adil recently moved the application before the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court. Adil owns a black Maruti Esteem bearing registration no (MH-12-CA-44309). The police seized the car on October 28 last year.

The application states that Adil had purchased the car from one Shakhur Bagwan in 2005. It further states that “the vehicle used by the accused could have been a bus,train,taxi,or rickshaw which cannot be seized nor used as a material evidence in a trial. The police have to prove the fact of transportation in the car through other corroborative evidence.”

The Crime Branch,strongly opposing the plea,said the car was important as it was used by Mansoor in connection with the blasts and the chances of Adil disposing the car are high.

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