Confessional statements recorded in Delhi High Court Blast case
merisarkar news service New Delhi, October 23, 2011
NIA recorded the statements
Two of the three accused arrested by the National Investigation Agency in the Delhi High Court blast have recorded their confessional statements in which they reportedly said they were involved in the conspiracy.
Sources privy to the probe said today that Abid Hussain and Hafiz Aamir Abbas Dev recorded their confessional statement before a magistrate recently in which they are believed to have owned up the responsibility for drafting and sending an email after the blast in which they claimed responsibility for the audacious attack.
The blast outside Delhi High Court on September seven in which 15 people were killed was the first case handed over to the NIA immediately after an incident before local police could step in.
One of the two has stated in his confessional statement that Wasim Akram Malik, a Kishtawar resident studying medicine in a Bangladesh college, had handed over the mail two days in advance and also introduced them to the "bombers" who looked like Pakistanis or Bangladeshis, the sources said.
There were some indications about who had planted the bomb but there was no linking evidence, the sources said, adding, therefore, the probe agency was pushing to get another confessional statement from the third accused.
However, crucial questions remained about how the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was procured and who conducted the reconnaissance.
Questions also remained on from where the sophisticated briefcase bomb was procured and how it was transported to the national capital.
The NIA theories about involvement of Junaid Akram Malik and two others-Shakir Hussain Sheikh and Amir Ali Kamal meanwhile are apparently nto finding any takers in the security establishment including the Jammu and Kashmir Police.