more-news

LeT suspects' police custody extended till Jan 3

New Delhi, Dec 21 : A court here Saturday sent two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives to police custody till Jan 3 after police said that they are required for questioning to trace other accused.


Allowing the police plea, Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash handed over the custody of the Hafeez Rashid and Mohammad Shahid to police till Jan 3.

Rashid, 30, was arrested from Nuh district in Haryana Monday night. His name surfaced after police interrogated Mohammad Shahid, another LeT suspect arrested by a special cell of Delhi Police Dec 9 from Choti Mewli village in the district. Both were imams of a village mosque.

The two were produced before the court after expiry of their police custody.

Police told court that both of the accused were planning to carry out terror strikes. During investigation, it was revealed that duo were in touch with Pakistan-based LeT commander Javed Baluchi through mobile phones.

To unearth the entire conspiracy, police sought extension of their custody by 13 days for questioning.

However, accused's counsel M. S. Khan opposed the plea.

A police officer has said Rashid was providing logistics to Shahid to prepare for a terror attack in north India.

Police has booked them under various charges dealing with criminal conspiracy and terrorism.

--IANS (Posted on 21-12-2013)

more-news headlines

Fire in Delhi slum; 500 shanties destroyed

Ceasefire violation: Pak fires at LoC

Fire in Delhi's Bengali Market; no casualty

Fire engulfs 500 hutments in Delhi

Warm Friday in Delhi

'Pakistan' remark: Giriraj Singh gets bail

Not a BJP supporter but hope they come to power: Andre Beteille

Eight polling staff killed in Maoist blast in Jharkhand

Four get jail term for cheating public sector firm

CPI-M to issue advisory against expelled leader

Rahul to tour UP, Andhra Pradesh April 25

Over 3,000 heavy vehicle drivers prosecuted in Delhi

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top