Court no to Mumbai Police custody of Hamza

June 27th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday dismissed the Mumbai police’s application seeking the custody of Abu Jindal Hamza, alias Zabiuddin Ansari, a key suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav passed the order after Delhi Police opposed the plea of its Mumbai counterparts.

The court said it would not be appropriate to reduce the days of custody of the Delhi Police - granted by a court till July 5 - as investigations were going on.

Hamza, an Indian mastermind of the attacks and an alleged member of the Indian Mujahideen group, was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here June 21 after his deportation from Saudi Arabia.

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