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Viqar, associates remanded in seven day police custody

Last Updated: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 00:12

Hyderabad: Alleged terror operative and
founder of militant outfit Tahreek Galba-e-Islam (TGI),
Viqaruddin Ahmed and his five aides were sent in seven days
police custody by a local court here today.

`OCTOPUS`, the counter terrorism wing of Andhra Pradesh
police, probing the role of Viqar and his associates in
alleged terror acts, had sought their police custody for a
period of 10 days. However, the court permitted only seven
days, official sources said.

The twenty-nine-year-old Viqar, who was elusive since
December 2008, after attacking police personnel here in which
two policemen were killed and as many injured, was arrested
along with five others last month.

According to police, Viqar is also responsible for
killing a police constable in Ahmedabad in 2007.

The investigators intend to ascertain through
interrogation as to how the conspiracy was hatched.

The police also want to know the source of firearms,
weapons and logistic support the accused got in carrying out
their activities. Viqar and Syed Amjad Ali, one of his
associates, will also be taken to Ahmedabad for further


First Published: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 00:12

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