Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and bomb-maker Abdul Karim Tunda was assaulted on the premises of a Delhi court as he was being escorted for a hearing on Tuesday.
As protesters gathered outside the court demanded death penalty, Tunda was hit on his back and stomach by an alleged ‘Hindu Sena’ activist who was immediately nabbed and later identified as Shiv Kumar Raghav, a resident of Ghaziabad.
The 70-year-old terrorist was produced before metropolitan magistrate Jay Thareja who extended Tunda’s police custody till August 24.
Tunda is one of the 20 terrorists India had asked the Pakistan government to hand over after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
He is also suspected of being involved in over 40 bombing in India.
After telling the judge he did not have money to hire a lawyer, Tunda was represented by advocate MS Khan, who has the power of attorney.
Police told the court that Tunda was declared a proclaimed offender after a case was lodged against him in 1994 under stringent anti-terror law TADA.
The Special Cell of the Delhi police had arrested him on Friday from the India-Nepal border.