Custody of 6 IM modules extended till Feb 19



New Delhi: A court here on Saturday extended by a fortnight the police custody of six of the seven alleged Indian Mujahedin operatives arrested from across the country late last year for their alleged involvement in firing and triggering a bomb explosion near Jama Masjid in September 2010.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav extended till February 19 the custody till of Mohammed Qatil Siddiqui, Gohar Aziz Khumani, Mohammed Adil, Mohammed Irshad, Gayur Ahmed Jamali and Aftab Alam alias Farooq, who, the Special Cell claimed, have confessed to their involvement in the blast.

The blast had taken place minutes after a shootout by two men in which two Taiwanese tourists were injured.

The seventh IM module and 19-year-old Abdur Rehman, arrested by the Special Cell, is in judicial custody.

Bangalore Central Crime Branch's request for custody of Aftab Alam alias Farooq, Siddqui, Jamali and Alam to ascertain their roles in the Chinnaswami Stadium blast there in April, 2010, continues to be pending with the court.

All the seven accused are suspected of being involved in various terror cases, including Pune German Bakery blast, Chinnaswami Stadium blast, the Jama Masjid shooting and September 7, 2011, blast at the Delhi High Court.

They were arrested recently by Delhi Police from various places in Delhi, Bihar, Chennai and elsewhere in the country.

PTI