Daily Archive: May 17, 2017

Propaganda on terror lethal than bullets, IEDs: Delhi High Court

Spreading propaganda about terror acts is more lethal than the use of bullets or detonation of IEDs, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said while rejecting the bail pleas of two Indian Mujahideen members accused in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts case. Justice Ashutosh Kumar dismissed the pleas of Asif Bashiruddin Shaikh and Akbar Ismail Choudhary, both said to be members of the media cell of the banned terror group, holding that he was not inclined to grant the relief while the trial court was yet to complete examination of all the 610 witnesses. The court said a detailed order giving reasons for rejection of the bail would be passed later.

Tanker scam: ACB questions Arvind Kejriwal’s private secretary

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Wednesday questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s private secretary for more than three hours in connection with its probe in the alleged Rs 400 crore tanker scam. The ACB had recorded sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra’s detailed statement last week in the matter and he will be appearing before it again on Thursday. The anti-graft body had summoned Kejriwal’s private secretary Bibhav Kumar last week and he joined the probe on Wednesday.