Suspected IM operative Peerbhoy sent to police custody

February 28th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Mohammed Mansoor Peerbhoy, a computer engineer who is alleged to be a key operative of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, was Saturday sent to 10 days policy custody by a court here.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaweri Baweja passed the order after agreeing with the Delhi Police’s contention that they required to interrogate him in connection with last year’s Sep 13 serial blast in the capital.

Peerbhoy, who was arrested by the Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), was brought to Delhi Friday.

Counsel for Peerbhoy opposed Delhi Police’s plea, stating that investigations into the case had already been completed.

Peerbhoy has been accused of sending a terror e-mail to media outlets minutes before the Sep 13 Delhi bombings that killed 24 people.

Peerbhoy’s revelations are expected to give the police insights into the role of suspected Indian Mujahideen plotters Riyaz Bhatkal, his brother Iqbal and Amir Reza Khan, all of whom absconding.

Peerbhoy worked with a multinational software company in Pune and earned an annual salary of Rs.1.9 million. He allegedly hacked unsecured WiFi networks in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and sent e-mails to TV news channels minutes before the July 26 Ahmedabad blasts and the Delhi bombings.

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