Court defers framing of charges in 2008 Delhi blasts

A Delhi court Monday deferred till Jan 31 the framing of charges against 14 suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists for their alleged involvement in carrying out serial blasts here in 2008, in which 26 people were killed.

Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann deferred the case and asked defence counsel to be prepared with arguments on framing of charges against the accused.

The court also asked the counsel to ascertain if the date of arrest of the accused mentioned in the court record was correct.

All the accused are facing charges under penal provisions including murder, attempt to murder and waging war against the nation, under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

Four blasts at Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Greater Kailash shook Delhi Sep 13, 2008. Fourteen people, allegedly belonging to Indian Mujahideen which claimed responsibility for the bombing, are among the accused against whom the charges are likely to be framed