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Suspected Lashkar men's custody extended

Posted on Feb 18 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 18 : A court here Tuesday extended the judicial custody of two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives till March 4.

Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash sent Mohammad Rashid and Mohammad Shahid to a further 14 days of judicial custody.

Rashid was arrested from Nuh sub-division of Haryana's Mewat district Dec 16. His name surfaced during police interrogation of Shahid, an LeT suspect arrested by Delhi Police Dec 7 from Chhoti Mewli village in the same district. Both were imams at a village mosque.

During investigation, it was revealed that the duo were in touch with Pakistan-based LeT commander Javed Baluchi over phone. Police have booked them under various charges dealing with criminal conspiracy and terrorism.

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