Viqar, associates remanded in seven day police custody
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 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 investigation.


First Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 00:12

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