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Fasih Memhmood sent to judicial custody

November 01, 2012 20:23 IST

Fasih Memhmood, a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist and an accused in Delhi and Bangalore blasts, was on Thursday remanded by a court in New Delhi in judicial custody and was then ordered to be handed over to Karnataka police.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Asha Menon sent Fasih to 14-day judicial custody after Special Cell of Delhi Police, which had arrested him at IGI Airport after his deportation from Saudi Arabia recently, said it no longer needed his custody for interrogation.

The court ordered for handing Fasih to Bangalore police in response to its plea for his custody.

"Accused is remanded in judicial custody. An application is moved by the Bangalore city police to transfer Fasih to Bangalore. Application is allowed.

"Jail authorities are directed to hand over his custody to the Bangalore Police and the accused shall be surrendered in Delhi court after his investigation in Bangalore is over," the ASJ said.

During the hearing, Fasih's counsel told the court that they have no objection if he is handed over to the Bangalore police.

Fasih, who was arrested by the Special Cell on October 22 after his deportation, is wanted by the Bangalore Police in connection with the Chinaswamy Stadium blasts last year.

The court had on October 23 remanded Fasih to 10-days police custody.

Fasih, who hails from Bihar and is a mechanical engineer by profession, is also named in the charge sheet filed against Abu Jundal, a key handler of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

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