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Tunda aides remanded to seven-day police custody

PTI  New Delhi, September 24, 2013
First Published: 00:17 IST(24/9/2013) | Last Updated: 00:22 IST(24/9/2013)

Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda's two aides, who had allegedly helped in infiltration of Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists in India in 1997 to carry out terror strikes, were on Monday remanded to seven days’ police custody by a Delhi court.

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Tunda’s aides Allauddin and Mohd Basiruddin were produced before the court from separate prisons from West Bengal in pursuance to production warrants issued against them and Special Cell of Delhi Police sought their custodial interrogation in connection with the case.

The police told the court that Allauddin and Basiruddin had met Tunda in 1994 through another accused named Mohd Zakaria. They joined the banned terror outfit LeT through Tunda and started working with them.

“They (Allauddin and Basiruddin) further disclosed that they, along with Mohd Zakaria and Moulvi Nizam, helped Tunda in illegally crossing/infiltration of Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists from Indo-Bangladesh border,” the police said.

Seeking their custodial interrogation, it said they were to be confronted with Zakaria and Tunda, who are already in their custody, to "unearth the whole conspiracy which resulted in more than two dozens of blasts in Delhi and adjoining states i.e. Haryana and UP."

After hearing the submissions, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal remanded both the accused to police custody till September 30.

The police also said “places at India-Bangladesh border, from where accused persons had infiltrated the Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists in India, are to be identified.

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