LeT terrorist to be handed over to Gujarat police

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday directed authorities here to handover a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist, arrested from the national capital in August, to Gujarat police in connection with a criminal case registered in Ahmedabad in 2006.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja allowed an application moved by Anti-Terrorist Squad of Gujarat police for production of Mohd Aslam alias Mohd Yusuf in an Ahmedabad court.

The court directed the Superintendent of Tihar jail where the accused has been lodged after his arrest from New Delhi Railway Station on August 25, to hand over his custody to Gujarat police on or before November 29, the date for his production in the Ahmedabad court.

The Gujarat police, armed with a transfer warrant from the concerned court, had yesterday filed the application for taking over the custody of Aslam.

The court also directed the authorities to ensure that the accused was remanded back to the national capital for the pending criminal proceedings on December eight.

Aslam, 27, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, was apprehended by the Delhi police's Special Cell while allegedly carrying explosives in sweet boxes to be delivered to his accomplices in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. He was found carrying detonators and chemicals, besides a Pakistani passport with bearing name Yusuf.

According to the police, he was also wanted in different cases in Maharashtra and Gujarat.