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Bakery: TADA court slaps notice on Mumbai daily

December 18, 2004 23:33 IST

A special courtin Mumbaihas issued a notice to the editor and areporter of a leading English daily for publishing a story on alleged attempts made bygangster Dawood Ibrahim to kill 16 accused in the Best Bakery case lodged inMumbai's Arthur Road jail.

Terrorist And Disruptive Act court, which is conducting the trial into the serial blasts of March 12, 1993, issued the notice to thejournalists asking them tobe present on December 23and explain why no action should be taken against them.

The court's order cameafter a plea made by Salim Mira Shaikh, an accused in the 1993 blast case, through his lawyer Farhana Shah, claimed that the story was false.

On December 12, the newspaper had carried a story claiming that underworld Dawood Ibrahim's men had tried to kill the accused in the Best Bakerykilling by poisoning their food.

It said that the plan was foiled after a letter written in Urdu was seized by the jail authorities.

The applicant, however, claimed that the letter did not reveal any such plans and the contents of the letter referred to some other matter.

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