Suspected HM militant Liaquat remanded to 5-day NIA custody

Published: 26th April 2013 05:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2013 09:05 PM   |  A+A-


Suspected Hizbul militant Liaqat Shah was remanded to five days in NIA custody on Friday by a court here in connection with a case registered against him by the Delhi Police for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror attacks in the national capital.

During an in-chamber hearing, Shah was produced before District Judge I S Mehta and the court allowed NIA's plea and remanded him to its custody till May 1, court sources said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had yesterday moved the court seeking five-day custody of Shah saying that they need to take him to Sunauli border, one of India-Nepal crossing points near Gorakhpur, from where he was allegedly arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police on March 20, sources said.

During the hearing, Tihar Jail authorities submitted Shah's medical report before the court saying that he is undergoing treatment in the jail and his vital parameters are normal.

Shah had alleged that he had been beaten up and tortured by the officials of special cell of Delhi Police during his custody following his arrest.

Earlier, the special NIA court had sent Shah to judicial custody after a magisterial court here had refused to hear the case on the ground that his case has been transferred to NIA.

The Delhi Police had arrested 45-year-old Shah on March 20, alleging that he was planning to carry out terror attacks in the national capital.


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