Suspected Al-Qaeda operative Abdul Sami remanded to police custody till 1 Feb

New Delhi: A suspected operative of Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), arrested for allegedly radicalising youth for terror activities, was on Monday remanded to police custody till 1 February by a Delhi court.

Abdul Sami, who was arrested on Monday, was produced before the court and Special Cell of Delhi Police sought his custodial interrogation saying he was required to be quizzed to ascertain the identities of his associates.

The police said that Sami had to be interrogated for unearthing the entire conspiracy of AQIS and also about its funding.

Delhi police. Representational image. Reuters

Delhi police. Representational image. Reuters

"I have gone through the contents of the application, copy of the FIR and case diary. I am satisfied that custodial interrogation of the accused is necessary. Accordingly, the accused Abdul Sami is remanded to police custody till 1 February," Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said.

Four other accused, Mohammed Asif, Abdul Rahman, Zafar Masood and Syed Anzar Shah were earlier arrested in connection with the case.

The police had earlier said that Rahman ran a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh where several students were enrolled and he was allegedly trying to radicalise them for terror activities.

It had claimed that Masood was propagating the terror agenda of AQIS among the youth and trying to attract them towards the terror outfit.

While Asif (41), was held from Seelampur in north-east Delhi, Rahman (37) was arrested from Jagatpur area of Cuttack in Odisha, police had said. They have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to special cell, Rahman is suspected to have international links in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai.


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Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016 10:56:37 IST

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