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Was made to sign papers without reading: Kazmi to court

Journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi,arrested for his alleged role in the attack on an Israeli diplomat’s wife,on Monday moved an application before a city court saying that he was forced to sign papers without reading them when he was in police custody.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 17, 2012 2:28:02 am

Journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi,arrested for his alleged role in the attack on an Israeli diplomat’s wife,on Monday moved an application before a city court saying that he was forced to sign papers without reading them when he was in police custody.

In a hand-written application,submitted to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav,Kazmi said when he refused to sign the papers he was told by Special Cell sleuths that his family would bear the consequences if he did not obey.

“I would also like to state that the applicant was never consulted before any statement. In some instances,I was forced to speak as if I was comfortable and willing to give statement. I apprehend that a video might have been made to mislead the proceedings in the court,” his application read.

An application was also moved in court on behalf of Alon Yehoshua,the husband of Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua who was injured in the attack.

Alan moved the court seeking release of the targeted Toyota Innova car and permission for assessment of damage caused to it to claim insurance amount.

Alon informed the court that he is the owner of the Innova,which was damaged in the attack and that the car had been in the custody of the Special Cell since the day of the incident. He said an insurance company had told him that the car could not be surveyed without the court’s permission.

The court also asked the IO of the case to submit to it on April 19 a list containing the names of officials who interrogated or visited Kazmi when he was in police custody. The court order came after Kazmi’s counsel,Gajender Singh,submitted that the the police had not disclosed the composition of the Special Cell team and the names of persons who visited Kazmi.

Earlier,police had said only the investigating officer of the case had interrogated Kazmi,with assistance from officials of special team.

Kazmi had claimed to have been questioned by officials other than those of the Delhi Police.

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