Two terror suspects in police custody for 14 days (Second Lead)

September 20th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A city court Saturday sent two men allegedly involved in the New Delhi serial bombings to police custody for 14 days. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kanwaljeet Arora sent Mohammed Saif, who was arrested in Friday’s shootout at Jamia Nagar here, and Zeeshan Ahmed, who was arrested from Jhandewalan late Friday, to police custody for 14 days.

Arguing the case, public prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said that during the police interrogation, they had disclosed that 10 others were involved in the Sep 13 synchronized bomb blasts in New Delhi.

Mohan urged the court that their further interrogation was required to unearth their plans and arrest the rest of the terrorists involved in the bombings.

The judge said in the order: “Considering the abhorrent and fiendish acts that rattled Delhi last Saturday and also that the investigating agency was bereaved of an officer and to unearth the conspiracy, both the accused are remanded to 14-day police custody.”

The judge was referring to the death of M.C. Sharma, a highly decorated inspector of the Special Cell of Delhi Police, who died in Friday’s shootout.

Both suspects will be produced before the court Oct 4.

Ahmed, dressed in a light blue stripped shirt and grey trousers, and Mohammed Saif, wearing a brown t-shirt and brown trousers, were brought to the court with their faces covered with blue cloth.

From Delhi Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Yadav was present in the court and sought police custody for the two.

Delhi Police made tight security arrangements before producing the two alleged terrorists in the court and entry for other litigants as well of media persons was restricted till the time both were brought before the judge.

Five synchronized bomb blasts in busy market places in the national capital Sep 13 killed at least 24 people and injured over 100 others.

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