New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday directed
authorities here to handover a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba
terrorist, arrested from the national capital in August, to
Gujarat police in connection with a criminal case registered
in Ahmedabad in 2006.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja allowed an
application moved by Anti-Terrorist Squad of Gujarat police
for production of Mohd Aslam alias Mohd Yusuf in an Ahmedabad
The court directed the Superintendent of Tihar jail
where the accused has been lodged after his arrest from New
Delhi Railway Station on August 25, to hand over his custody
to Gujarat police on or before November 29, the date for his
production in the Ahmedabad court.
The Gujarat police, armed with a transfer warrant from
the concerned court, had yesterday filed the application for
taking over the custody of Aslam.
The court also directed the authorities to ensure that
the accused was remanded back to the national capital for the
pending criminal proceedings on December eight.
Aslam, 27, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, was
apprehended by the Delhi police`s Special Cell while allegedly
carrying explosives in sweet boxes to be delivered to his
accomplices in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. He was
found carrying detonators and chemicals, besides a Pakistani
passport with bearing name Yusuf.
According to the police, he was also wanted in different
cases in Maharashtra and Gujarat.