New Delhi: The Delhi
High Court has rejected the plea by an accused in the 2005 Delhi
serial blasts to speed up his trial, saying all the cases were
interrelated and it could not single out his case.
Delhi was rocked by serial blasts at Sarojini Nagar, Paharganj and
Kalkaji Oct 29, 2005, which had left 67 dead and over 225 injured.
The petition by Mohammed Hussain Fazili, named in the Sarojini
Nagar blast, was rejected last week by Justice Mukta Gupta.
The court accepted the state counsel's argument that they were
recording evidence in all the three cases registered by the Delhi
Police Special Cell.
"Evidence is being recorded at Tis Hzari court here. The matter is
taken up regularly on short dates," the counsel said.
Mohammed Hussain Fazili filed his appeal Feb 8 through the Delhi
High Court Legal Service Authority (DHLSA) advocate Shamila Lamba.
"Fazili is accused only in the Sarojini Nagar blast case.
Therefore, he wants his case to be separated from the other two.
In his case, only 119 witnesses are to be examined.
"As the court is examining around 324 witnesses, he wanted his
case to be separated," said Lamba, adding that till date, only 106
witnesses have been examined.
However, the court said that all the blast cases were interrelated
and therefore will be heard at one place.