IM operatives still planning terror attacks in India: NIA tells court

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Friday told a special court here that suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-Ur-Rahman are 'still conspiring' to carry out terror attacks in prominent places in India including Delhi.

hidden August 01, 2014 21:17:49 IST
IM operatives still planning terror attacks in India: NIA tells court

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Friday told a special court here that suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-Ur-Rahman are "still conspiring" to carry out terror attacks in prominent places in India including Delhi.

"Both these accused had and are still conspiring to commit terrorist acts by making preparation for targeting various prominent places in India especially the national capital Delhi," NIA apprised the court in its plea seeking extension of the period of investigation against them to 180 days.

IM operatives still planning terror attacks in India NIA tells court

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The NIA told District Judge IS Mehta that they had sent letters rogatory to Nepal to collect reliable evidence against the suspects and had also contacted authorities in the United Arab Emirates as the two received money from there.

The court extended the judicial custody of the accused till 14 August and posted the matter to hear NIA's plea for Saturday.

The NIA told the court that during investigation, "it has also come into picture that the said accused persons are functioning with the aid and support from Pakistan-based operatives".

Tehsin was arrested 25 March near the India-Nepal border in West Bengal while Waqas was arrested outside the Ajmer railway station 22 March.

IANS

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