IM suspects' remand extended till Oct 29

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Mumbai, Oct 21 (UNI) A special court today extended till October 29, the police custody of all the 20 persons, suspected to be associated with terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM), for their alleged involvement in the recent bomb blasts, including those in Gujarat and New Delhi.

All the accused were produced amid tight security before Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court Judge V G Avchat, who extended their remand till October 29.

According to the prosecution, accused Mohammed Mansoor Asgar Peerbhoy and three others had attended a lecture on hacking at a Hotel Katharia in Hyderabad in March last year.

Prosecution believes that after attending the lecture, they played vital roles in the Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan blasts by hacking computers of common people.

Besides MCOCA, the Mumbai Police have booked the accused under various sections of the IPC, Arms Act, Explosives Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Information Technology Act, apart from section 121 of the IPC for 'waging war against the state'.

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