Posted by: informer | November 9, 2008

Petition may be filed against CBI in Nanded blast case

Mumbai, November 9: : In the light of the arrests made in the September 29 Malegaon blast, a petition is likely to be filed in the Supreme Court next week challenging the CBI chargesheet filed in the 2006 Nanded blast case, noted social activist Teesta Setalvad said.”We cannot reveal too many details of the petition presently but we will be seeking a judicial inquiry into recent blasts like the Malegaon blast,” Setalvad said.

The petition will also challenge the chargesheet filed by the CBI filed in the 2006 Nanded blast case in which two alleged Bajrang Dal activists who were making a bomb were killed when it exploded, she said.

“The CBI has watered down the chargesheet filed originally by the Anti-Terrorism squad and we would want that looked into,” Setalvad said.

A senior CBI official had met with Anti Terrorism Squad investigators on November 9 in connection with the nine arrests made in the Malegaon blast case and also met with some of the accused allegedly in connection with the Nanded blast case.

The CBI, which is also handling the 2006 Malegaon blasts case in which the chargesheet has already been filed, had said they would provide all required assistance to the ATS.

A serving Lieutenant Colonel, a former army officer, a Sadhvi and a senior functionary of a right wing group are among the nine arrested for their involvement in planting a motorcycle bomb in Malegaon, which claimed six lives.

The ATS had said traces of RDX had been found at the blast site in Malegaon and the source of the explosives is still being probed.


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