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IM techie remanded to ten-day police custody
February 28, 2009 15:12 IST
Mohammed Mansoor Ashgar Peerbhoy, the computer engineer accused of sending e-mails on behalf of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen [Images] about various serial blasts, was on Saturday sent to ten-day police custody by a Delhi [Images] court.
Peerbhoy, a former employee of Yahoo India, was brought to the capital by Delhi police's Special Cell on transit remand from Mumbai [Images] and was produced before Chief Metropolitan Megistrate Kaveri Baweja, who sent him to police custody till March 9.
The techie was arrested along with three others by the anti-terror cell of Mumbai Police last year. Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan said Peerbhoy, 31, headed the media cell of the terrorist outfit. He hacked WiFi networks in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and sent mails to media houses, minutes before the Ahmedabad [Images] and Delhi blasts, last year.
However, Peerbhoy's counsel M S Khan opposed the Delhi police's plea for his custodial interrogation, contending that the charge-sheet in the September serial blasts case has been filed, in which police had given all the details about his role in the case.