Press Trust of India
Hyderabad, 4 October: A special court has banned the publication of proceedings before it in the case relating to the Hyderabad twin blasts of 21 February, in which Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal is the key accused.
The National Investigation Agency court in Hyderabad issued the prohibitory order against publishing of probe details by media houses, an official release said.
The court gave directions to print and electronic media not to publish any proceedings without its prior permission.
Ahmed Zarar alias Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akthar alias Haddi, who were arrested along the Indo-Nepal border in August, and their associates of Indian Mujahideen are prime accused in the case.
In its order, the NIA special court observed “ ~ it is just and necessary to give direction to the print and electronic media not to publish any of the proceedings in this case in RC No. 1/2013 and RC 2/2013 of NIA, Hyderabad including the publishing and telecasting in any manner touching the documents of on going investigation of this case without prior permission from this Court.”
The print and electronic media are advised to note the directions of the court for compliance.