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Sun, 22 Sep 2019

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NIA seeks in-camera court proceedings of Malegaon Blast Case

NIA seeks in-camera court proceedings of Malegaon Blast Case
August 03
10:46 2019

NET Bureau

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed an application before a special court in Mumbai seeking to make the proceedings in the Malegaon 2008 blast case ‘in-camera’. The application also seeks to restrain any publication of the court proceedings.

The blast had caused the deaths of six persons while injuring over 100. The accused in the case included BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, lieutenant colonel Prasad Purohit, and others. So far, over 120 witnesses have deposed in the trial that began in December last year.

Citing provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the NIA Act, the agency has claimed that the special court has powers to pass an order to conduct the proceedings in-camera.

Among the provisions cited by the NIA are section 17 of the NIA Act and section 44 of the UAPA, which, to protect witnesses, gives the court the discretion to avoid mentioning their names, issue directions to secure their identity and order all or any proceeding to not be published.

Source: The Indian Express

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