Court remands Tunda in seven days police custody - The New Indian Express

Court remands Tunda in seven days police custody

Published: 11th September 2013 05:55 PM

Last Updated: 11th September 2013 06:00 PM

Top LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda was Wednesday remanded in seven days' police custody by a Delhi court after the investigators said those who had allegedly helped him in illegal infiltration of Pakistani nationals are yet to be identified.

Tunda was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal after expiry of four days police custody given in connection with various bomb blasts in 1997 and for allegedly helping Pakistani nationals to infiltrate into India.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police sought seven days remand of Tunda saying he was to be taken to Pilkhua in Uttar Pradesh from where explosives were to be recovered and some co-accused were to be arrested.

Police said "due to communal tension" in Pilkhua, they could not go inside the town while he was in their custody.

They also said Tunda is to be confronted with arrested co-accused Allauddin and Mohd Zakariya and he is also to be

taken to West Bengal for apprehension of other co-accused.

"In fact, in view of submission and record the accused is remanded in police custody for seven days and be produced on September 18," the court said.

The police in their remand application said that during custodial interrogation, Tunda had disclosed that one Maulvi Nizam and Mohammed Basiruddin had helped him along the Indo- Bangladesh border for illegal infiltration of Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals, who were earlier arrested in connection with these bomb blast cases.

"It is further submitted that contacts of accused Abdul Karim Tunda who helped in illegal infiltration of Pakistani nationals arrested in present case are yet to be identified and traced in Uttar Dinajpur in West Bengal," they said.

Tunda was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border at Banbasa on August 16. He was earlier remanded in police custody for questioning in connection with 37 bomb blast cases across the country.

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