Delhi police on Wednesday told a local court that six of the seven recently arrested Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives have confessed to their involvement in the September 2010 blast near Jama Masjid.
Two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a shooting by two men on a motorcycle minutes after a blast near the historical mosque.
The police made this submission to chief metropolitan magistrate Vinod Yadav while seeking extension of the IM men for further interrogation to collect evidence of their involvement in the blast.
The magistrate extended the custody of Mohammed Qatil Siddiqui, Gohar Aziz Khumani, Mohammed Adil, Mohammed Irshad, Gayur Ahmed Jamali and Aftab Alam till January 5. The custody of 19-year-old Abdur Rehman, another alleged IM module arrested from Chennai, has been extended till December 27. The Special Cell of Delhi Police said efforts have been "intensified" to nab 28-year-old Yasin Bhatkal alias Imran, the alleged kingpin of the module.
Meanwhile, the court kept pending the Bangalore and Pune anti-terrorist squads' pleas for custody of Siddqui, Jamali and Alam.
All the seven men are suspected of being involved in various terror cases, including Pune's German Bakery blast, Bangalore's Chinnaswami Stadium blast, Jama Masjid shooting and September 7 blast at the Delhi high court and were recently arrested.