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Court asks police to explain how Kasab's CD was leaked

Last updated on: December 08, 2009 22:57 IST

The special court hearing 26/11 terror attacks case on Tuesday asked the police department to file an affidavit explaining how footages of a compact disc filmed on the interrogation of accused Ajmal Kasab was leaked to the media.

Judge M L Tahaliyani asked Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to file an affidavit of the police officer, who had questioned Kasab after he was arrested on the intervening night of November 26-27 last year.

The CD showing Kasab replying to the police officer's queries had been aired by some television channels earlier.

The judge told Nikam that the CD was part of the case diaries and showing them to the people while the trial was in progress invited contempt action.

"You file the affidavit of the police officer concerned and I shall examine whether it is fit case for contempt of court," said the judge.

The judge further told Nikam that CD was on the record of the police and they would have to explain how media got the footage, particularly when it had been produced in the court as evidence.

Nikam assured that he would file the affidavit of the officer as soon as possible.
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