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Delhi blasts: Suspected IM terrorist remanded
January 05, 2009 18:47 IST
A suspected Indian Mujahideen [Images] terrorist, who is an accused in the Delhi serial blasts, was on Monday remanded to 10 days police custody by a court in New Delhi [Images] where he was produced after being arrested from Lucknow on January 2.
Mohammad Hakim, arrested by Uttar Pradesh [Images] Anti-Terrorism Squad, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao who sent him to custodial interrogation till January 15.
The alleged terrorist, a final year student of a private Engineering college at Lucknow who was also carrying a prize of Rs one lakh on his head, was alleged by the police to have provided logistic supports to his co-accused in carrying out the September 13 serial blasts in the capital, besides supplying explosives to them.
Seeking his custodial interrogation, ACP Sanjeev Yadav, who is the Investigating Officer of the blasts cases, submitted 12 other co-accused are still absconding and he was required to be taken to various places like Lucknow, Azamgarh and Mumbai [Images] for further probe.
"The accused had supplied splinters and ball-bearings used in making bombs to maximise the casualties. He is to be interrogated to locate the shops from where he purchased them," the officer said.
As off now, his interrogation has substantiated the complicity of accused Ariz, Sadab Beg and Asadullah in the blasts, he told the court.
Delhi Police, on January 3, were granted transit remand of Hakim by a Lucknow court in connection with the case.
He was brought to the Capital on December 25 from Jaipur, and was later produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, who sent him to jail till January 7.
Production warrants for other four accused -- Zeeshan, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Mohd Shakeel and Saquib Nissar -- in the September 13 serial blasts case have already been issued.
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