LeT operative`s police custody extended by two more days
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 20:18
Hyderabad: A city court on Saturday extended the police custody of alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Mohammad Zia Ul Haq by two more days.

Haq alias Jani, who was arrested on May 3 on charge of planning to cause explosions in crowded areas of Hyderabad, was in police custody from May 7 for nine days.

He was produced before the VIII Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court here under tight security.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad City Police, which had questioned Haq, sought seven more days of custody of Haq for further investigation. However, the judge granted two days police custody.

The SIT informed the court that they had seized hard disks and passports obtained by the accused in different names was verified during the police custody.

Phone call details, e-mail IDs of Haq among other details were analysed and the accused is required for seven more days of police custody to elicit more evidence, the SIT said in its petition before the court.

Haq, who was arrested from Edibazar here, following a tip off by the National Investigation Agency, was directed by his LeT handlers to bomb the Hyderabad office of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the four largest auditors in the world, and was in the process of carrying out the plan, government sources had earlier said.


First Published: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 20:18

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