An year after HC blast, Delhi courts’ more secure: Police

September 6th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An year after a blast outside the Delhi High Court that killed 15 people Sep 7, 2011, security in all courts in the national capital stands strengthened to avoid similar incidents, said police Thursday.

“We have installed CCTV cameras in the high court as well as six district court complexes. Door framed metal detectors (DFMD) have been installed at every entry gate,” said a police officer.

Fifteen people were killed and 79 others injured in the Sep 7, 2011 blast outside Gate No.5 of the high court complex.

Recently a city court found prima facie evidence against accused Wasim Akram Malik and fixed Sep 18 to frame charges against him.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in March filed a charge sheet against six accused, including a minor.

Malik and another accused, Amir Abbas Dev, were arrested in September 2011. Amir Abbas Dev has turned approver in the case and is in judicial custody.

The other accused in the case are Malik’s brother and alleged Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Junaid Akram Malik, Shakir Hussain Seikh alias Chota Hafiz and Amir Kamal. They are on the run.

“Wasim Malik, an avid internet user, is one of those leaderless jehadis who conspired with the terrorists of the Hizbul Mujahideen and other outfits and executed this cowardly and inhuman terrorist action,” the NIA said.

The charge sheet said that the blast was an attempt to threaten the judiciary and save from the gallows Afzal Guru, convicted in the 2001 parliament attack.

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