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MCOCA court extends custody of 11 terrorists

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Jun 6 (UNI) The MCOCA court today extended the police custody of all the 11 suspected terrorists arrested from Aurangabad as sought by the ATS to carry out investigation following the narco analysis tests and considerable progress in the investigation.

MCOCA Judge M R Bhatkar today granted further police custody for different periods to Mohd Amir Shakir Ahmed, Mohd Juber Sayyed Anwar, Mohd Muzaffar Mohd Tanveer and Abdul Azeem Abdul Jameel Shaikh till June 8.

The court also remanded Musstaq Ahmed Mohd Isak, Javed Ahmed AbdulMajid, Afazalkhan Nabirkhan, Riyaz Ahmed Mohd Ramjan, Mohd Sharif Shabir Ahmed till June 12 and Bilar Ahmed Abdul Tajak, Sayyad Aakif Sayyed Jafaruddin till June 16.

The court also granted permission to another application moved by the ATS squad seeking permission for the disposal of explosives and to defuse the grenades recovered from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists.

The ATS, in their joint operation with the Aurangabad police on May 9 had arrested one terrorist which was followed by the arrest of other 10 persons including an activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) from Aurangabad and recovery of arms and ammunitions from them.

They also recovered 16 AK-47 rifles, 3,200 live catridges of AK-47, 62 magazines, 43 kg of explosive substances and 50 hand-grenades including two vehicles from the arrested persons.

The investigation team informed the court that during interrogation, they revealed a conspiracy of creating terror by using arms and ammunition and explosives seized from the arrested accused. They even admitted to have provocated and promoted some youth for going to Pakistan for traning.

The court was also told that the seized explosives and hand grenades were sent for examination and the report has revealed that explosives including hand grenades were cyclonite (RDX).


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