Delhi HC blast: Wasim's JC extended till Jan 31

New Delhi: The judicial custody of a Delhi High Court blast accused Wasim Akram Malik was extended for two more weeks by a city court.

Special NIA Judge H S Sharma extended Malik's judicial custody till January 31 in an in-camera proceeding after he was produced before him.

Meanwhile, according to court sources, the judge also allowed National Investigation Agency's plea to secure the handwriting specimens of Malik, a student of Unani medicine in Bangladesh.

Malik was then produced before a metropolitan magistrate who took his handwriting samples to be sent to the experts for examination.

Another co-accused Amir Abbas Dev, lodged in Tihar Jail, had been produced before the court yesterday and remanded to judicial custody till January 30.

The probe agency has dubbed Malik as a 'key link' in the conspiracy behind the blast outside gate number 5 of the High Court which killed 17 persons and injured over 90.

Dev, a Jammu and Kashmir native, was arrested by the NIA for allegedly sending terror e-mails to media groups after the September 7 blast last year.