Police custody extended for 2 terror suspects

Published: 28th September 2012 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2012 09:29 AM   |  A+A-

The First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Thursday extended the police custody of two terror suspects till Saturday. However, the 11 other suspects were remanded in judicial custody till October 11 on the expiry of their police custody.

The 13 were arrested from Hubli, Bangalore and Hyderabad by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) for an alleged plot to assassinate some politicians and journalists. They are also suspected to have links with terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and HuJI.

The police sought an extension of the custody of Obedulla-Ur-Rehman (21), who was arrested from Hyderabad, and Mohamed Akram alias Khalid alias Imran Khan (22) - the last of the 13 to be arrested - for further investigation.

The court extended their custody by two days.

Meanwhile, officials of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) submitted a body warrant to the court seeking custody of Akram, who hails from Nanded, Maharashtra.

ATS officials, who had obtained the warrant from a court in Aurangabad, said they needed to interrogate Akram as a similar terror module had been busted in Nanded.

The court said their request would be considered only after Saturday as Akram is in the custody of the Bangalore police. Police custody of the 14th suspect Dr Nayeem Siddiqui ends on Monday.


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