LeT man sent to police custody in Red Fort attack case

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009 - 21:46

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday remanded a
suspected LeT terrorist, wanted in the nine-year-old Red Fort
attack case, to one day police custody.

Athruddin alias Athar Ali was brought in the national
capital from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh as he was in the
judicial custody there since 2004 in a POTA case.

Delhi police secured one-day remand of Athruddin from
the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja.

It was alleged that Athruddin, a Lucknow resident, was
involved with prime accused and Pakistan national Mohd Arif,
already awarded capital punishment by the Delhi High Court in
the case, as he had telephonic conversation with him from
different STD booths in Lucknow.

A court here had issued production warrant against him
on November 30, 2004.

Athruddin was first arrested by the Special Task Force
of Uttar Pradesh police on May 26, 2004, in a POTA case
registered in Lucknow.

A trial court had on October 31, 2005, had awarded
death penalty to Arif and varying jail terms to six others,
including a Kashmiri father-son-duo.

The High Court had later upheld the award of capital
punishment to Arif but acquitted the other accused. Various
appeals against the verdict are at present pending in the
Supreme Court.

A group of armed militants had stormed the historic
Red Fort on December 22, 2000, and resorted to indiscriminate
firings killing three army personnel.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, August 24, 2009 - 21:46

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