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.
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.
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.
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The SC also expunged adverse remarks of the HC against the NIA made in its 27 May order while dealing with the bail plea of accused Gautam Navlakha.
The Centre on Thursday allowed the NIA to investigate the case in view of its "serious implications for national security"
Navlakha had sought default bail under Section 167 of the CrPc, claiming he had been in custody for over 90 days.