Ajmer blast accused seeks FIR against CBI

January 31, 2011 04:10 pm | Updated November 11, 2016 05:35 am IST - New Delhi

File photo of Ajmer blast accused Devendra Gupta (left) and Chandrashekhar.

File photo of Ajmer blast accused Devendra Gupta (left) and Chandrashekhar.

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh functionary, accused in Ajmer blast case, on Monday moved a Delhi court seeking registration of an FIR against the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Tehelka magazine for making public the confessional statement of Swami Aseemanand.

Devendra Gupta, against whom a charge sheet has been filed by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS), moved the application before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal, who reserved his order on it till Tuesday.

Mr. Gupta alleged that Swami Aseemanand’s confessional statement recorded by a Metropolitan Magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC was leaked by the CBI to the Tehelka magazine in violation of law.

“The media coverage indicates a well-defined leakage that is authored with a design to insulting the judicial process.... The leakage of court proceedings opened an additional forum of media trial to prejudice the mind of the court in violation of the rights of the accused in custody,” his counsel Anupam S. Sharma and Sanjeev Nassiar submitted.

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