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Delhi blast: Another accused remanded to NIA custody

September 23, 2011 16:48 IST

Jammu and Kashmir native Amir Abbas Dev was remanded on Friday by a Delhi court to the custody of the National Investigation Agency for 15 days to unearth his suspected role in the Delhi high court blast on September 7. Fifteen people were killed in the blast and over 70 injured.

Special NIA Judge H S Sharma remanded Dev to the custody of the agency till October 7 on a plea by them.

The judge passed the order in an in-camera proceeding, which was attended only by the accused's defence counsel Ravi Kazi, besides the NIA investigators.

The court turned down Kazi's opposition to the plea by NIA, which had produced him before the court on Thursday after bringing him from Kisthwar in Jammu and Kashmir, where he was arrested.

Dev's co-accused Abid Hussain has already been remanded to NIA custody till October 5.

Hussain and Dev were brought to Delhi on Wednesday following their arrest at Kishtwar.

They had allegedly sent emails to media houses claiming responsibility for the blast on behalf of banned terror outfit Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami.

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