Ghaziabad: Pakistani terrorist Abdul Matin, accused in the 1996 Modi Nagar bomb blast case, has sought the help of Pakistan government for the publication of his two books.

The books named 'Idea of Uniting Democracy in view of Terrorists' and 'Origin of Religion' was written by Matin who is lodged in Dasna jail here, his advocate Awadh Kumar Tyagi said.

Matin had moved an application in the court of additional district judge R K Upadhya on 14 June requesting it to give its nod for publication of his book.

However, the judge on Friday rejected his application saying that it was out of court jurisdiction, Tyagi said.

Matin's previous book, on Indo-Pak relations, was barred from being published by the Dasna prison authorities.

Tyagi said Matin has now written to the Pakistani government seeking its intervention in the matter and his application will be sent through the Pakistani Embassy.

The Harkat-ul-Ansar operative from Pakistan was arrested in 1997 in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir and was lodged in Bikaner Jail till 2008 when he was sentenced to life imprisonment in a terror case in Rajasthan, but was acquitted in cases lodged against him in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

He was shifted to Dasna Jail in Uttar Pradesh in 2008 in connection with the trial in the Modi Nagar bomb blast case.

Martin is the son of an advocate and hails from Dhowati area in Pakistan's Sindh province.

(Agencies)