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.