Five suspected terrorists accused of carrying out serial blasts in Delhi were remanded to 12 days’ police custody on Saturday. The police had sought their custody to interrogate them again for identifying their co-conspirators.
“Court is convinced that to unearth the bigger conspiracy, thorough investigation in the matter with aid of custodial interrogation is required,” said Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain.
The accused — Mohammad Saif, Zeeshan Ahmad, Mohammad Shakeel, Zia-Ur-Rehman and Saqib Nissar — were produced in court on completion of their 14-day police remand.
Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan said, “To unearth the entire conspiracy, the accused persons may be required to identify the co-conspirators or others involved in the heinous crime.”
Saif and Zeeshan, who were sent to police remand in connection with the Karol Bagh blast, were on Saturday formally arrested in another case registered for carrying out blasts in Greater Kailash (part I) in south Delhi.
The other three — Shakeel, Zia-Ur-Rehman and Saqib Nissar — who were being interrogated by the police in connection with their alleged involvement in the Greater Kailash blast, were on Saturday formally arrested in the Karol Bagh blast case.