Remand of suspected ISIS operatives extended till March 20

Though the ATS had sought their remand for another 14 days for conducting a thorough investigation, the court extended their custody by only 10 days.

Published: 10th March 2017 11:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 12:07 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RAJKOT: A magisterial court here today extended the police remand of two suspected ISIS operatives Waseem Ramodiya and his younger brother Naeem for ten more days.
    
The brothers are in the custody of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat police.
    
Upon their production in the court after the completion of their 12-day remand, Judicial Magistrate S M Govni extended it further till March 20 after the ATS prayed for it.
    
Though the ATS had sought their remand for another 14 days for conducting a thorough investigation, the court extended their custody by only 10 days.
    
Waseem and Naeem were arrested by the Gujarat police's ATS on February 26 for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to spread terror in the state under instructions from their ISIS handler.
    
During their interrogation, the duo was claimed to have admitted that they had created a group on a messaging application to communicate with other suspects.
    
The FIR filed against them says they were under surveillance of security agencies for over a year for their suspected activities and communication with the alleged ISIS handler.
    
The FIR claimed the two brothers were about to carry out lone wolf attacks in Gujarat, after which they had planned to escape to Syria.
    
Police claimed Waseem had persuaded Naeem to join him in launching terror attacks. 

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