Hyderabad: CBI on Saturday moved a local court
seeking ten more days` custody for Swami Asimanand arrested in
connection with the 2007 blast in Mecca Masjid here.
The Swami was produced before the court on completion
of his seven-day police custody period.
The XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
(ACMM) Court sent the Swami to judicial remand till December
14 and posted the CBI plea to December 6 for further hearing.
CBI, in an application to the court seeking further
custody of the Swami, said his further interrogation would
help in eliciting details on whereabouts of two absconding
prime accused in the case--Sandip Dange and Ramchandra
59-year-old Swami Asimanand, was later taken to
Chenchalguda Central Prison where he will be lodged in a
special cell for security reasons.
Swami Asimanand alias Naba Kumar Sarkar was arrested
by CBI on November 19 from Haridwar in connection with blast
at Mecca Masjid here on May 18, 2007, which left nine persons
The ACMM court had earlier granted CBI permission to
interrogate the Swami for 7 days.