NEW DELHI: A Delhi court today extended till March 11 the judicial custody of five suspected operatives of Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), arrested for allegedly radicalising youths and propagating the group's terror agenda.
Maulana Mohd Abdul Rehman Kasmi, Abdul Sami, Mohd Asif, Zafar Masood and Syed Anzar Shah were produced before the court which sent them to judicial custody for three more days.
The court had on February 10 remanded the accused persons in judicial custody after a request by Special Cell of Delhi Police which said their custody was needed as the probe in the case was going on.
Police had earlier claimed that Rehman ran a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh where several students were enrolled and he was allegedly trying to radicalise them for terror activities.
It had also claimed that Masood was propagating terror agenda of AQIS among the youths and trying to attract them towards the outfit.
While Asif was held from Seelampur in north-east Delhi, Rehman was arrested from Jagatpur area of Cuttack in Odisha, police had said. All the accused have been booked under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The police had claimed that Rehman is suspected to have international links in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai.
It had alleged that the other co-accused were also trying to radicalise youths and propagating the terror agenda of AQIS in India.
The police had quizzed the five accused in its custody regarding the conspiracy and funding of AQIS and also to ascertain the identity of their associates.