Police custody of captured Mumbai terrorist extended

December 24th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) A court here Wednesday extended till Jan 6 next year the police custody of Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the Nov 26-29 Mumbai attacks.Magistrate N. Shreemangle and public prosecutor Eknath Dhumale were present during the brief proceedings conducted inside the Mumbai police Crime Branch lock-up, where Kasab has been lodged under tight security.

It is located within the Mumbai police headquarters at Crawford Market, which is only a kilometre away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) - one of the 13 locations where Kasab and his nine associates struck on the night of Nov 26.

For the third time in a row since his first remand, Amir was not taken to the magistrate’s court for remand due to security reasons and the media frenzy his appearance may provoke.

Amir’s associates - Bada Abdul Rehaman, Abu Ali, Abu Soheb, Umar, Abdul Rehaman Chhota, Fahad Ullah, Ismail Khan, Nasir alias Abu Umer and Babar Imaran alias Abu Akasha - were killed at different locations during the 60-hour commando operation against them.

Around 170 people, including 26 foreigners, were killed in the terror attacks.

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