New Delhi: Journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmed Kazmi, arrested in March for his alleged role
in the bomb attack here on an Israeli diplomat's car in February,
walked out of Tihar Jail Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court
granted him bail.
Kazmi, aged 52, has been in prison since March 6 in connection
with the Feb 13 attack on Aurangazeb Road-Race Course Road
crossing, near the prime minister's residence in central Delhi.
The car was being used by Israeli defence attache's wife Tel
Yehoshua Koren at the time of the bombing and she was injured in
the terror strike.
Kazmi was released from Tihar Jail around 8.30 p.m.
Hundreds of his happy friends and relatives welcomed him outside
the prison with garlands and flowers, as a beaming Kazmi stepped
outside jail number three. They also burst fire crackers.
Standing among the crowd was Kazmi's wife Jahan Ara, aged 45. She
told IANS that her husband had "finally got justice".
Kazmi's 18-year-old son Turab Ali said his father was innocent.
Kazmi had been detained under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)
Act. He moved his first bail plea March 28.
The apex court had directed that Kazmi be "released on bail to the
satisfaction of the chief metropolitan magistrate, upon such
conditions as may be deemed fit and proper".
The top court directed Kazmi to surrender his passport, report to
the local police station, and not leave the city limits where he
would be residing without the permission of the Court, so as to
ensure his presence at the time of the trial.