German Bakery blast: Baig remanded to 7day custody

Pune: German Bakery blast mastermind Himayat Baig was today sent to seven-day judicial custody by the designated ATS court following expiry of his police remand.

Public prosecutor A V Ausekar, who argued for a 7-day magisterial remand till October 4, told the court that police would be conducting the process of identification of Baig by the witnesses in the case during this period.

ATS investigating officer Vinod Satav brought Baig to the courtroom with the accused's face covered on expiry of his 20-day police custody.

The prosecution told judge Swarup Bose, that police were also trying to get details of the mobile calls made by Baig and to know how he managed to procure fake documents to operate bogus bank accounts to finance terror activities.

"An analysis of the hard disk recovered from the cyber cafe owned by the accused in Udgir is also awaited," the counsel submitted.

Meanwhile, Pune Bar Association (PBA) members led by its president Milind Pawar today resorted to 'Gandhigiri', offering a rose to advocate A Rehman who has taken up Baig's case despite the PBA's appeal not to represent the accused in view of anti-national nature of the crime.

Rehman, a senior member of the Bar, maintained that while he respected the appeal, the accused had the right to defend himself under the law.