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Patni remanded to police custody till Oct 17
October 03, 2003 16:40 IST
Last Updated: October 03, 2003 17:05 IST
A special Mumbai court on Friday remanded Ghatkopar blast accused Zaheed Yusuf Patni to police custody till October 17, 2003.
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Patni was arrested and booked under the Prevention of Terrorism Act on Thursday. He is also an accused in the August 25 blasts in Mumbai.
They claim that Patni recruited Hanif for carrying out subversive activities and introduced him to Asrat. Hanif and Asrat are accused of carrying out the blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazar on August 25.
The police claim Nasir, who was recently shot dead in an encounter, hatched the conspiracy to set off blasts in Mumbai.
Patni returned to Mumbai on the night of September 30 at the behest of his family, which is based in Mira Road, a suburb of Mumbai.
After questioning Patni at his relative's place on Wednesday, police decided to book him under POTA.
Patni last visited India in May 2003 to attend his brother's wedding. He had stayed for one month. He had invited Hanif and Asrat to the wedding. Thereafter, Patni had also visited Hanif's house in Chimanpada, Andheri.
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