Judicial remand of terror suspects extended by Mumbai court

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 20:12

Mumbai: A local court on Tuesday extended the
judicial custody of two terror suspects Abdul Latif Rashid and
Riyaz Ali Imtiaz till April 27.

The duo was arrested by the ATS on March 13 for allegedly
planning to carry out terror attacks in the metropolis.

They had allegedly conducted recce of three targets --
headquarters of public sector petroleum company ONGC, Thakkar
Mall in suburban Mumbai and Mangaldas Market in south Mumbai.

According to the ATS, they were in touch with a person
in Pakistan addressed `Uncle`, who is suspected to be Abdul
Bashir Khan, an absconding accused in the 1993 serial bomb
blasts and a close aide of prime conspirator of the blasts,
Tiger Memon.

They were directed by the `Uncle` to recruit young boys
and arrange their escape to Pakistan for training and carrying
out terror attacks in India.

The suspects are likely to seek bail on the grounds that
their custody is not required further. "There has been no
progress in the investigation and hence their custody is not
necessary," their lawyer Ramdayal Chavan said.


First Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 20:12

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