New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday extended by
six days the police remand of suspected Indian Mujahideen
terrorist Shahzad to allow further probe into his alleged role
in the September 2008 serial blasts in the national capital.
Metropolitan Magistrate Hemraj sent Shahzad for custodial
interrogation till February 18.
He was produced before the court on the expiry of his six
day-long police remand.
The IM suspect, also an accused in the Batla House
encounter in which a Delhi Police inspector was killed on
September 19, 2008, was sent to judicial custody till February
20 in that case.
The Crime Branch of police had submitted that it did not
require him for further interrogation in the encounter case.
Earlier, the court had remanded Shahzad, who was arrested
from Azamgarh on February one by Uttar Pradesh`s Anti-Terror
Squad, to three days` police custody.
Police claimed Shahzad and Junaid alias Ariz, who were
allegedly involved in the serial blasts, had escaped from
Batla House in south Delhi here where suspected IM terrorists
were holed up.