Delhi HC asks Nagpur Jail to provide books to 2006 Mumbai train blasts convicts


NEW DELHI: The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Friday requested the Nagpur Central Jail’s Superintendent to offer sure books, both as onerous or mushy copy, to Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddique, who’s a loss of life row convict within the 2006 Mumbai prepare bombings case.

A single-judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh mentioned that the books must be supplied inside 4 weeks’ time failing which he’s at liberty to file an acceptable plea earlier than the court docket.

Justice Singh mentioned: “Considering this stand, the Superintendent of Nagpur Central Jail shall make available the books to the petitioner either in physical form or a soft copy within four weeks.”

The counsel for the Ministry of Data and Broadcasting (I&B) informed the court docket that they’ve requested the jail authorities to buy the books and provides them to Siddique if he isn’t entitled to entry the web in jail.

His petition looking for copies of sure publications freed from price beneath the RTI Act was disposed of.

The I&B’s counsel argued that the books he has requested for are fairly dear.

Earlier on Friday, the excessive court docket had mentioned that intelligence companies’ experiences and dossiers can’t be made public beneath the RTI Act, particularly if doing so would jeopardize the sovereignty or integrity of the nation.

Justice Singh rejected Siddique’s request for the experiences that the governments of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh had submitted on the 2006 Mumbai prepare bombings investigations.

Siddique, a loss of life row convict within the case beneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA), has claimed that he was falsely implicated within the case and it quantities to violation of his human rights.

On July 11, 2006, seven explosions had ripped by way of seven western line native trains in Mumbai, resulting in the loss of life of 189 individuals and injuring 829.

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