Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Court\'s directive to Bangalore police

Kochi: A special CBI court here, hearing terror-related cases probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kerala, on Wednesday, directed the Bangalore police to produce the six accused in the 2008 blasts case, including T. Nazeer, before the court on July 28. The direction was issued by Special Court magistrate S. Vijay Kumar.

The six are also accused in a case relating to recruiting of some Keralites for terrorist activities in Kashmir. The NIA also produced seven other accused in the case in the court and they have been remanded in two weeks judicial custody.

The accused complained to the court about their faces being covered. However, the magistrate said there was no ground for any grievance as appropriate orders had been issued by the court to produce them with their faces covered.

While being produced in the court a few days ago, Nazeer had told mediapersons that he had not implicated PDP leader Abdul Nasir Maudany in the Bangalore blast case. This had prompted NIA to approach the court for a direction to Kerala police to produce all the accused in terror-related cases only with their faces covered.

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