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|May 18, 1999||
Bomb blasts accused granted permission to watch World CupThe accused in the bomb blasts lodged at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai will get to follow the cricket World Cup. They have been granted permission to watch the ongoing matches after installation of television sets in one of the most sensitive cells of the jail.
Prime accused Yakub Memon and other Tada detenues filed an application before the designated Tada court judge P D Kode through their counsel, advocate Subhash Kanse, seeking an order to allow installation of television sets in their barrack so they could also follow the proceedings at England. Judge Kode referred the application to deputy inspector general (prison) Mr Sringalwal, but as there was no reply from the DIG, the honourable judge summoned the jailer, Mr Pichad, to the court. The jailer, however, was against the installation of television sets in barrack number 10, where the blasts accused have been lodged, saying that it was a sensitive cell and could prove to be dangerous if permission was granted.
The counter argument of the accused was that since cricket is a national obsession, they be allowed to watch the World Cup, which is regarded as the biggest cricket tournament in the world. The judge rejected the jailer's contention and upheld the arguments of the accused.
Sarfroz, a voluntary organisation which had taken the lead to enable the Tada accused to watch the World Cup have donated two colour television sets. The interim order of the Tada court judge P D Kode is valid till June 20, when the final of the World Cup will be played.
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