New Delhi, Dec 15: A Delhi court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of former MLA Rambeer Shokeen, who has been chargesheeted along with alleged gangster Neeraj Bawana and others in a case under MCOCA, till January 10.
Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit extended Shokeen's custody after he was produced from Tihar central jail and the probe agency said that his presence outside may hamper the ongoing probe.
The politician was sent to the judicial custody on December 6 after the police said he was not required for further custodial interrogation.
Shokeen, who was declared a proclaimed offender by the court on August 26 last year, was apprehended on November 27 by the police.
In February this year, a court had denied anticipatory bail to the accused, saying there was incriminating evidence showing he had played an active role in a crime syndicate.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police had chargesheeted 10 persons, including Neeraj and Shokeen, for alleged offences punishable under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) provisions.
Besides Neeraj and Shokeen, the police has chargesheeted Neeraj's elder brother Pankaj Sehrawat and other arrested members of the syndicate -- Sunil Rathi, Amit Malik alias Bhura, Naveen Dabas, Rahul Dabas, Naveen Hooda, Deepak Dabas and Gurpreet Singh in the case.
The police, which had named 163 persons as prosecution witnesses in the case, claimed that these accused were involved in several criminal cases.