Delhi bombing suspect sent to jail

January 15th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A city court Thursday sent to jail suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Hakim Abdul Karim, who had allegedly procured ball bearings used in the bombs that rocked the capital Sep 13 last year killing 26 people.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal sent Hakim to 14-day judicial custody. Hakim was produced in court after the completion of his custodial interrogation by Delhi Police for 10 days.

Hakim was brought to the capital earlier this month from Lucknow after the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested him.

Delhi Police earlier told the court that Atif Ameen, alleged to be the prime conspirator in the Sep 13 bomb blasts, had asked Hakim to buy ball bearings specially from Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh.

Hakim, a fourth-year student of biotechnology at Integral University in Lucknow, is from Rehmat Nagar in Azamgarh.

During interrogation, he has revealed that he had stayed in L-18, Batla House, in Jamia Nagar of south Delhi for four days before the serial bomb blasts.

Delhi Police’s Special Cell shot dead two terror suspects in a shootout at Batla House Sep 19.

Hakim is among the 13 alleged Indian Mujahideen men suspected to be involved in the bombings. Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs.100,000 on each of them on Dec 30.

Hakim had allegedly bought some 20,000 ball bearings from a shop in Chandni Chowk here, which were used in the Jaipur blasts.

Delhi Police has filed three charge sheets in the bomb blasts that took place in Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash I. As many as 26 people were killed and dozens injured in the bombings.

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