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Israeli diplomat attack: 'Other agency not to quiz Kazmi'

March 21, 2012 16:34 IST

The Delhi police was specifically told on Wednesday by a court in New Delhi not to permit any other probe agency to interrogate journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested for his alleged role in the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat car.

The court directed the police in the wake of allegations that Israel's intelligence agency Mossad was interrogating him.

"This is expected that the special cell will not permit other investigating agencies to make the applicant (Kazmi) an experimental block," Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav said.

The court, however, said the police was not barred from sharing information with other investigating agencies. "I do not see any bar on the investigating agency (Delhi police) sharing information of the interrogation of the applicant (Kazmi) with the investigating agencies of other countries, particularly of Israel and Iran, as India is a signatory to the UN Convention of Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolution), 2007," the judge said.

The court's order came on Kazmi's plea, alleging that he was being "interrogated by officials of other investigating agencies, like Mossad of Israel, RAW, IB and others".

The Delhi police, however, had denied the allegation, saying so far no agency of any other country, particularly Mossad, has come to interrogate him and application has been filed merely on apprehension.

Kazmi's counsel had told the court that he has been made a "guinea pig" on who every investigating agency had been experimenting in this case, even as his custody has been given only to the Delhi police.

Kazmi was arrested on March 7 and was remanded in police custody for 20 days.

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