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Delhi blast: LeT conduit's counsel cries foul
December 19, 2005 21:23 IST
A Delhi court on Monday extended the police custody of Lashkar-e-Toiba conduit Tariq Ahmed Dar and two other accused in the serial blasts case to January two.
Dar, Rafiq Shah and Mohammad Fazil were produced in the chamber of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Reena Singh Naag, who remanded them till January two after the Special Cell officials sought more time for their interrogation in connection with the blast at Paharganj market.
The police have filed three separate first information reports in the blasts at Sarojini Nagar, Paharganj and Govindpuri, which claimed 67 lives and injured over 200 persons.
Meanwhile, Dar's counsel Riaz Mohammad, who came to know about the court proceedings only from media persons, alleged that Special Cell officials were not allowing him to represent his client in the case and challenge extension of remand.
"They produced Dar inside the chamber of the Magistrate without intimating me and they are going on seeking extension of remand without allowing me to represent him," Mohammad told reporters outside the court.
"Dar has been in custody for the past 40 days. Now they want his custody on the pretext of probing the Paharganj blasts. On December 8, they wanted him further for the Govindpuri probe. What is the need for custody for each case? The probe agency is the same and cases interlinked," he said.
Mohammad said he would file a complaint before the CMM in this regard on Tuesday.
Dar, arrested on November 9, from Srinagar and has been accused of coordinating and financing the blasts. Police now claims that it was Rafiq who had planted the explosive in a bus in Govindpuri. Earlier, they were of view that he only played a role in arranging funds.
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