File fresh reply on Tunda’s plea, court tells police

New Delhi, Jan 10: A court here Friday asked the Special Cell of Delhi Police to appear before it to furnish details on a plea of Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda.

The court was hearing Tunda’s petition seeking court’s direction to the police to furnish details of the remaining pending cases against him.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal fixed the matter for Jan 21.

According to the police, Tunda is involved in more than 20 bomb blast cases that occurred in the country between 1994 and 1998.

Tunda, Jan 4, filed a plea, saying till date the Delhi Police arrested him in four cases and sought details of the other pending cases against him.

Police filed reply on Tunda’s plea Friday, mentioning details of four cases but not giving any other information on the remaining pending cases against him.

“The accused (Tunda) has right to know and to seek trial or avail legal remedies available to him,” Tunda’s counsel M.S. Khan said.

While the police said he was arrested from from the Banbasa area of Uttarakhand near the Indo-Nepal border Aug 16, 2013, Tunda claimed he was in fact picked up by Delhi Police in Nepal.

IANS