Four accused in blast sent in 10-day police custody

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Ahmedabad, Aug 24 (UNI) Four SIMI activists and accomplices of Safdar Nagori, one of the key conspirators of the Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts of July 26 in which 60 people were killed, were today remanded in 10-day police custody by a metropolitan court today.

The four accused, Kamruddin Nagori, who is brother of Safdar Nagori, Ameel Pervez, second-in-command in the organization, Shibly and SIMI's Karnataka operations chief Hafiz Hussain, were produced before metropolitan Magistrate J K Pandya by police.

Yesterday, police had produced the four accused, who were brought here on production warrants from Indore central jail, and sought 14-day remand but Magistrate Mr Pandya asked police to produce them after 24 hours. As the deadline expired today at 1500 hrs, the police produced them in the court.

While seeking 14-day remand, police said the accused were earlier in a Madhya Pradesh jail and had hatched the blast conspiracy there. Police wanted to ascertain who were their other accomplices.

The explosives used in the Ahmedabad blasts were bought from MP, police wanted to know from where they purchased the explosives and how they brought it to Ahmedabad. Moreover, police will also investigate sources of financial funding of the terror plot.

Police were also trying to ascertain about other persons, who took part in terror training camps held in Kerala and Pavagadh in Gujarat.

After hearing the police arguments, the Metropolitan Magistrate granted 10-day police remand and asked police to produce them befroe the court on September 3, before 1500 hours.

Safdar Nagori is expected to be brought here by Gujarat Crime Branch and ATS team from Indore by tonight.

Crime Branch DCP V R Tolia told mediapersons that the four accused were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by the MP police for organising SIMI training camps in different parts of the country.

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