Delhi Police gets custody of 2 alleged IM men
Both are accused in Jama Masjid attack case in which Mumbai's 26/11 terrorists' handler Abu Jundal is also an accused.
New Delhi: The custody of two alleged Indian Mujahideen members, brought here from a Bangalore jail, was on Monday given to Delhi police for ten days by a court in Jama Masjid attack case in which Mumbai's 26/11 terrorists' handler Abu Jundal is also an accused.
The suspected IM men Kamal Hasan alias Bilal and Kafil Akhtar were arrested and produced before the court of Chief Metroolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav in execution of the production warrant issued by him on June 25.
The Special Cell, while seeking their custody, said the duo have disclosed during interrogation that they can lead the police to hideouts of absconding persons Ahmad Sidibappa, the chief of IM in India, and another person named Tehsin.
The police had in its chargesheet filed in the case said all the arrested IM men were operating under instruction from Ahmed Siddhibappa and Iqbal Bhatkal, Riaz Bhatkal and Amir Reza Khan who are the founder members of IM and are based in Karachi.
Both Hasan and Akhtar were lodged in Bangalore's central prison following their arrest by the Bangalore Crime Branch in May for their roles in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast.
The Special Cell had sought their custody for their interrogation about their roles in providing hideouts and logistics to 11 other IM members for executing various terror strikes across India.