New Delhi (Agencies): The CBI Director on Friday was asked by a Delhi court to explain how the confessional statement of Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Ajmer dargah blast case, was leaked to the media.

The court asked the probe agency to file its response on February 15.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal said, "Issue a notice to the Director CBI to give report regarding the circumstances under which the copy of the confessional statement has been leaked to the media."

The court's order came during the hearing of an application filed by RSS functionary Devendra Gupta seeking registration of an FIR against CBI and one weekly magazine under various penal provisions for the "deliberate" leakage of Aseemanand's confessional statement.

The confession was recorded in Delhi by a Metropolitan Magistrate on December 18 last year in an in-camera proceeding.

The court was to pronounce its order on the plea by the RSS functionary seeking registration of the FIR against CBI's Additional Superintendent of Police, T R Balaji and the owner, publisher and editor of the magazine.

"I am of the view that it is most appropriate that a report be called from CBI as to how the said confessional statement has been leaked to the media. Therefore, I defer the order on the (Gupta's) application," the ACMM said.

Gupta filed the application through his counsel Anupam S Sharma on January 31, seeking the registration of FIR while saying the leakage was "deliberate, intentional and malicious with the sinister motive to insult and interrupt the judicial proceedings".

Gupta is now lodged in the Central Jail, Ajmer. The Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has filed a chargesheet against him.

Gupta had said Aseemanand's confessional statement was leaked by the CBI to the magazine in violation of law.

The Rajasthan ATS had arrested Gupta from Ajmer and Chandrashekhar and Lokesh from Madhya Pradesh last year. It later arrested two more suspects -- Harshad Bhai Solanki, who was also involved in Best Bakery case of Vadodara and
absconding since 2004, and Mukesh Vasani -- from Gujarat.

The blast in the premises of the dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in 2007 had left three persons dead and 15 others injured.

Aseemanand (59), prime accused in Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid blast case, in his recent confessional statement had said he and several other RSS activists had a direct role in Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Ajmer and Mecca blasts.