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NIA questions Somalian, Hyderabad youth

February 25, 2013 22:53 IST

A National Investigating Agency team on Monday questioned the arrested Somalian and a Hyderabad youth, who were caught while trying to sneak into Nepal, in connection with last week's blasts in the Andhra Pradesh capital.

On a request of NIA team, the district police made a plea in a court for police remand of the two, which was accepted and the duo were brought to Raxual police station where NIA team questioned them in connection with twin Hyderabad blasts, East Champaran Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar said.

The Somalian and the Hyderabadi youth, who were sent to judicial custody for a fortnight by court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Mahesh Prasad on Sunday, would be sent back to Motihari jail tomorrow from the police station, the SP said.

The SP said the NIA wanted to be satisfied about the identity of the duo and hence they were taken into police custody and made available to the sleuths.

Kumar, however, said he was not aware of the outcome of questioning by the NIA.

The East Champaran district SP, on the basis of questioning by themselves, has already dismissed any link of the duo with the twin blasts in Hyderabad.

Thirty-year-old Somalian national Abdullah Umran Makran and his associate Mohammad Adam of Hyderabad were nabbed by Immigration officials with the help of Bihar police in Haraiya village on Saturday while trying to sneak into Nepal without valid documents.

The NIA team had yesterday visited Begusarai district of Bihar and quizzed two brothers--Mohammad Jayad and Mohammad Shad-- in connection with the blasts.

The NIA team, after quizzing the two brothers of Baniyarpur village under Teghra police station of the district, released them, police sources said.

The central investigating team directed them not to leave the district without police permission and keep their mobile phones on, they said.

The sources said Jayad studies in MaulanaAzadNationalUniversity in Hyderabad and his brother studies in Uttar Pradesh.

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