Maha: Court extends police custody of IM operative

Asrar Ahmed Abdul Hamid Tailor was arrested in a fake currency case.

Mumbai: A local court on Tuesday extended till
September 23 police custody of Asrar Ahmed Abdul Hamid Tailor,
suspected member of Indian Mujahideen (IM), arrested in a fake
currency case, after ATS said it wanted to probe his alleged
terror links.

The investigating agency said it needed to interrogate
Tailor to find out whether money recovered from him was meant
for terror attacks. ATS had seized 30 fake currency notes of
Rs 1000 denomination from him when he was arrested.

The ATS today produced Tailor, a computer trainer,
before the Mazgaon Magistrate M P Bage, who remanded him in
police custody till September 23.

Earlier, Tailor`s companion Haroon Rashid Abdul Hamid
Naik, also a suspected member of IM, was remanded in judicial
custody by the court in the same fake currency case.

The duo have also been questioned for their suspected
involvement in the serial blasts that had ripped through
Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House localities of the city on
July 13.

At least 26 people were killed and several injured in
the triple blasts.

According to ATS, Tailor had confessed to his
involvement in distribution of the fake currency notes along
with Haroon to whom he had imparted computer training.

Haroon had also allegedly sent Tailor to Pakistan for
terror training in 2000.

The investigating agency told the court that besides
Haroon there were many others who had been sent to Pakistan
for terror training and it wanted to find out from Tailor
about them.

Seeking Tailor`s custody, ATS said it had recovered
objectionable reading material from him which contained
provocative literature meant to incite communal passions and
indoctrinate youths.


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