Advani bomb case: Accused sent to judicial custody

Two persons arrested in connection with the planting of a bomb on the route of BJP leader LK Advani`s anti-corruption yatra.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 00:23 AM IST

Madurai: Two persons arrested in connection
with the planting of a bomb on the route of BJP leader LK
Advani`s anti-corruption yatra near here were on Saturday remanded
to judicial custody after interrogation in police custody.

Ismath and Abdullah Rahman were produced before magistrate
court one day ahead of the expiry of their four-day police
custody by the Special Investigation Team probing the case.

The powerful pipe bomb placed under a bridge at Alampatti
village was found and difused by police following a tip-off on
October 27 ahead of Advani`s Jan Chetna Yatra was to pass
through the road. Subsequently, the yatra route was altered.

Ismath and Rahman, both city residents, were arrested on
November 1 and police suspect that they had helped two former
hardcore members of banned terrorist outfit Al-Umma "Police"
Fakruddin and Bilal Mallick in planting the bomb. A manhunt is
on for the two ultras.

During their interrogation, Rahman fell sick and was
hospitalised, police said. However, he was discharged today
and brought to the court along with Ismath.

After SIT officials told Magistrate Radhakrishnan that the
interrogation of the two was over, he remanded them to
judicial custody.

Police said investigation revealed that the two had
provided their vehicles to Fakruddin. They were not aware
about the purpose for which their vehicles were used.

Meanwhile, Police detained Fakruddin`s brother Tarweez
Mydheen to inquire about the whereabouts of his sibling.
They also questioned other family members of Fakruddin.

PTI