Court extends investigation period in ISIS case

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New Delhi, May 17: A Delhi court today extended till June 10 the period of investigation against suspected terror operative Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh, arrested for allegedly having links with terror outfit ISIS, after the NIA submitted that it needed more time to probe the case against him.

According to court sources, during an in-camera hearing, District Judge Amar Nath allowed the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) plea seeking extension of the probe period in the case beyond 90 days.

ISIS case: investigation period extended

Sources said the court extended the period of probe against the accused till June 10 and also extended judicial custody of the accused by that time. Shaikh was produced from his judicial custody which was expiring on May 19.

During the proceeding, the NIA's plea was opposed by advocate M S Khan, appearing for Shaikh, who said that the probe agency has already got enough time to complete the investigation.

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The police's Special Cell had earlier arrested the accused for allegedly having ISIS links and claimed to have unearthed a terror plot to target the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, especially the trains headed there, along with some strategic locations in the national capital.

The accused was found to have links with a former Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist who later went to fight for ISIS, the police had claimed. The case was later transferred to the NIA on April 7.

PTI 

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