Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist Salman Ahmed, who was arrested in UP for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts, was today brought here and produced before a court which sent him to eight-day police custody.
Ahmed, who was arrested yesterday by Anti-Terrorism Squad of UP Police from Siddarth Nagar-- about 300 kilometers from Lucknow, was brought to the capital by a Special Cell team after obtaining transit remand.
The 21-year-old man, who is an accused in the 2008 serial blasts in Delhi, was produced before Duty Magistrate Ajay Garg who sent him to police custody till March 15. Police sought ten days custody for interrogating Ahmed in order to unearth the Indian Mujahideen network, which has been involved in a series of blasts across the country.
The court, however, granted only eight days for custodial interrogation.
Police claimed they have recovered a Nepali passport obtained under a fake name and an international SIM card from Ahmed's possession.
After his name cropped up in the blast cases, police claimed, he moved to Nepal, where he allegedly got the passport issued in June 2009. With the help of the passport, which was issued in the name of Mohd Fahad Ansari, the IM operative travelled to Pakistan and other countries.
Salman is believed to have gone to Pakistan in December last year and returned to Nepal in January last.