Mecca blast accused sent to NIA custody

He will be in the agency’s custody till March 26

Published: 13th March 2013 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2013 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

An accused in 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blasts case, Rajender Choudhary, was taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe his role in the blasts.

The court dealing with NIA cases allowed the agency to take 15-day custody of Rajender Choudhary on Tuesday. He would be in the NIA custody till March 26 and the investigators would probe the role of other accused, both arrested and absconding, in the Mecca blasts.

Rajender Choudhary is likely to be taken to various places across India to corroborate various aspects of the Mecca blasts case.

Rajender, also an accused in Samjhauta blast, was brought to Hyderabad last week by the NIA on a prisoner’s transit (PT) warrant from Haryana and arrested in the Mecca blasts case on February 20. Unconfirmed reports said the NIA might also probe the possible role of right-wing organisations behind the twin blasts in Dilsukhnagar which took place on February 21.

Some senior officials, however, dismissed that the arrest and the blasts are ‘coincidental.’

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