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Peerbhoy sent to 10 days’ custody

delhi Updated: Mar 01, 2009 00:29 IST
HT Correspondent

Mohammed Mansoor Ashgar Peerbhoy, the computer engineer accused of sending emails on behalf of terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM), was sent to ten-days-long police custody by a Delhi Court.

Peerbhoy, a former employee of Yahoo India, was brought to the Capital by Delhi Police’s Special Cell on transit remand from Mumbai and was produced before chief metropolitan magistrate Kaveri Baweja.

The techie had been arrested along with three others by the anti-terror cell of Mumbai Police last year.

Public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan said Peerbhoy (31), who headed the media cell of the terrorist outfit, hacked Wi-Fi networks in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and sent mails to media houses minutes before the Ahmedabad and Delhi blasts last year.

“His custody is important to trace his links with other wanted or absconding terrorists accused in the Delhi serial bomb blasts. Peerbhoy was in direct contact with Atif, who informed him about the exact time of the mail after every blast,” said Mohan.

The police have alleged he was part of the entire conspiracy of Delhi bombing.