Ahmedabad blasts: suspects sent to police custody (Lead)September 6th, 2008 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 6 (IANS) A city court here Saturday sent two suspects, held for the July 26 serial blasts here and planting of bombs in Surat, to the police custody till Sep 10.The court order came a day after four other suspects in the Ahmedabad blasts were sent to police custody for 14 days.
Tanveer Pathan and Zaheer Patel, arrested for their alleged role in the bombings, were Saturday produced by the Surat police at the metropolitan court here.
Judge G.M. Patel gave the police their custody for questioning them about their role in the terror acts that left at least 56 people dead in Ahmedabad.
On Friday Patel granted 14-day remand to the crime branch of the police of four accused Abbas Sameja of Bhuj, Naved Qadri, Ayaz Saiyed and Javed Ahmed Shaikh of Ahmedabad until Sep 18.
The crime branch of the city police had sought their custody to interrogate them. Its lawyer told the court the suspects were “well-educated and could misguide the police”.
The crime branch lawyer alleged that Qadri played a major role in persuading young men to undertake terrorist activities.
Police said Sameja is likely to identify participants in terrorist training camps conducted by the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in Halol in Gujarat and in Kerala.
A series of 20-odd bombings had ripped through the Gujarat’s main city of Ahmedabad July 26. Subsequently, at least 25 bombs were recovered in Surat.
There are 15 other suspects in the custody of the crime branch while two are in the custody of the police in Surat.