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Hizb militant Liyaqat sent to jail for 14 days

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 30, 2013
First Published: 16:34 IST(30/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:24 IST(30/3/2013)

Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sayyed Liyaqat Shah, booked for waging a war against the country by the Delhi Police, was on Saturday remanded in 14 days judicial custody by a Delhi court.


The Delhi Police claimed he was planning to carry out terror attacks in the Capital.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Manoj Kumar sent 45-year-old Shah, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, to Tihar jail till April 12 after he was produced in the court before the expiry of his 15-day police remand.

Shah was being questioned since March 21 by the special cell of Delhi Police that had earlier secured his custody. The police moved a plea, saying the accused be sent to jail as they do not need to question him any more.

“The investigation has not been completed yet. The accused (Shah) is remanded in judicial custody till April 12,” the CMM said.

The police in its application has said Shah during his interrogation has revealed that he is a trained militant of Hizbul Mujahideen and was settled in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The police also said that Shah and his associate Manzoor, were directed carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi.

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