Court remands suspected Indian Mujahideen operative to 20 days police custody

Suspected top Indian Mujahideen operative Ajaz Shaikh, arrested in connection with a case relating to alleged setting up of an illegal arms factory here by members of the banned outfit, was today remanded in police custody for 20 days by a Delhi court.

hidden September 16, 2014 18:09:05 IST
Court remands suspected Indian Mujahideen operative to 20 days police custody

New Delhi: Suspected top Indian Mujahideen operative Ajaz Shaikh, arrested in connection with a case
relating to alleged setting up of an illegal arms factory here by members of the banned outfit, was today remanded in police custody for 20 days by a Delhi court.

Shaikh was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh after expiry of his police custody and Special Cell of Delhi Police sought extension of his remand by 20 more days saying investigation in the case was on.

Court remands suspected Indian Mujahideen operative to 20 days police custody

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The police told the court that they were in the process of analysing the call detail records of the mobile phones and SIM cards recovered from the possession of the accused.

It also claimed that the laptop recovered from Shaikh and his e-mail ids were yet to be analysed and his interrogation was required to unearth the entire conspiracy of the IM.

Shaikh, brother-in-law of Pakistan-based absconding top IM operative Mohsin Chaudhary, was earlier sent
to 10 days' police custody by the court.

Shaikh, a resident of Pune in Maharashtra, was arrested by special cell from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on the basis of a tip-off.

Police earlier claimed Shaikh had disclosed he "is an active member of IM and had been involved in several terrorist activities of the outfit for the past several years".

It had also told the court that Shaikh had disclosed that he was working under instructions of Chaudhary and IM co-founders Iqbal Bhatkal and Riyaz Bhatkal who are based in Pakistan.

PTI

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