Malegaon: The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai today directed the Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) to file its reply on Swami Aseemanand's
confessional statement by February 17.
"The court directed the Central
Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file its reply on whether it has
the certified copies of Swami Aseemanand's confessional statement
in its possession or not by February 17", Advocate Nehal Ansari said
while speaking to ummid.com on phone from Mumbai.
The CBI was supposed to submit its
reply about the certified copies of the Swami Aseemanand's
confessional statement in the court today.
The Tees Hazari Court in New Delhi
in its order dated February 04 remarked that the copies were
already with the CBI. The court's remarks came when the
Malegaon blast accused through their counsel sought the certified
copies Aseemanand's confessional statement from the Tees Hazari
The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai during the hearing on the bail
application of the Muslim youths on January 28 had directed them
to submit the certified copies before further hearing on the bail
Earlier, when the hearing on the
bail applications of the nine Muslim youths arrested in the 2006
Malegaon blast case began today morning, the CBI counsel sought
more time for its reply as the investigating officers are in Ajmer
probing the blast.
"This invited the ire of the
Magistrate and he said, the confessional statement is published by
media houses and is taking round every where. Yet the CBI is
delaying its reply on what is now not something secret or
confidential", informed Advocate Nehal Ansari who was present in
the court today morning.
The nine Muslim accused had moved to
the special court January 17 seeking bail on the basis of the
confessional statement of Swami Aseemanand, who is allegedly
associated with Hindu terrorist groups and has confessed about his
role in the 2006 Malegaon and other blasts.
Uneasy Calm in
Uneasy calm is witnessed in Malegaon
because of what the people see as the delaying tactics of the CBI
and the lackluster attitude of the state government towards
the Muslim youths in jail since last more than four years.
On February 07, 2011, hundreds of people
converged at Mushawerat chowk in Malegaon - one of the site that
witnessed a series of blast on September 08, 2006, to listen to
Former Minister Nehal Ahmed.
Nehal Ahmed addressed the people from
atop the Tipu Sultan tower because, according to him, the local
police did not give him the permission to hold the rally to press
the government to release the Muslim youths arrested in the case.
"Aseemanand's confession has
vindicated our stand that the Muslim youths are innocent. Even
then the government is not relenting and forcing them behind the
bar", he said.
"This is the limit of injustice. The
government should mend its way before it is too late", he added.