6 IM men involved in Jama Masjid blast: Delhi Cops

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 21:27

New Delhi: The city police on Wednesday told a
Delhi court that six of the seven Indian Mujahideen operatives
arrested recently have confessed about their involvement in
the September 2010 blast near Jama Masjid.

The police made this submission to Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate Vinod Yadav while seeking extension of their
custody for further interrogation to gather evidence of their
involvement in the blast.

The blast had taken place minutes after a shootout by two
motorcycle-borne men in which two Taiwanese tourists were
injured.

Yadav extended the custody of Mohammed Qatil Siddiqui,
Gohar Aziz Khumani, Mohammed Adil, Mohammed Irshad, Gayur
Ahmed Jamali and Aftab Alam till January 5.

The custody of 19-year-old Abdur Rehman, another alleged
IM module arrested from Chennai, has been extended till
December 27.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police reiterated that efforts
have been intensified to nab 28-year-old Yasin Bhatkal alias
Imran, the alleged kingpin of the module.

Meanwhile, the court kept pending the Bangalore and Pune
Anti-Terrorist Squad pleas for custody of Siddqui, Jamali and
Alam.

All seven accused are suspected of being involved in
various terror cases, including Pune German Bakery blast,
Bangalore`s Chinnaswami Stadium blast, the Jama Masjid
shooting and September 7 blast at the Delhi High Court.

They were arrested recently by Delhi Police sleuths from
various places in Delhi, Bihar, Chennai and elsewhere in the
country.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 21:27

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