Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist sent to judicial custody

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New Delhi, Oct 9: A suspected member of banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, arrested in connection with a case lodged in 2011 for allegedly distributing funds for terror strikes in India, was today sent to judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Accused Talib Lali, a suspected associate of Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin, was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma upon expiry of his police remand with National Investigation Agency (NIA), saying he was not required for further custodial interrogation.

The court, after hearing NIA's submission, remanded Lali in judicial custody till October 23. NIA had earlier sought Lali's custody saying they needed to quiz him regarding distribution of funds received from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for terror attacks in India.

It had also said that Salahuddin, who is absconding and is believed to be in PoK, was one of the main conspirators for Lali receiving funds in India. The court had earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against Salahuddin.

Ali was arrested in connection with the case in the court itself and NIA had said his name had cropped up during the interrogation of one of the arrested accused, Dawood, who is currently in jail under judicial custody. The agency had said that funds were received from abroad, especially from PoK, for financing Hizbul cadre in perpetrating terrorist acts in India. The case was lodged by NIA under various sections of IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.


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