Mumbai: A local court Thursday extended the
police custody of two suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives, arrested in connection with July 13 triple blasts,
till February 10 after Maharashtra ATS sought to probe into
the source of explosive materials and possible future terror
As their custody ended today, the two arrested accused
Naqi Ahmed Wasi Ahmed Sheikh (22) and Nadeem Akhtar Ashfaq Sheikh (23), originally from Bihar`s Darbhanga district, were produced before the court which extended their custody by eight days.
Seeking extension, ATS told the court that it wanted
to investigate the source of the explosives and various other
materials and also about the role of the duo in channelising
the hawala money used to engineer the triple explosions that
killed 27 people.
"The accused also used to shuttle between Darbhanga of
Bihar and Delhi very often," the ATS told the court stating
the agency wanted to grill them to ascertain their intentions
for the visits.
The two had stayed in Mumbai even after the blasts,
the ATS said.
"Their modus operandi is to stay at a place, plan
terror attack and execute it. Since the two continued to stay
here even after the blasts, their further custody is required
to know if they had planned further strikes. If yes, then what
are their targets?," ATS said.