Two suspected operatives of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), arrested for allegedly radicalising youths and propagating terror agenda, were remanded on Monday to judicial custody till February 10 by a Delhi court.
Abdul Sami and Syed Anzar Shah were produced before additional sessions judge Reetesh Singh after expiry of their police custody and the special cell of Delhi Police requested the court to send them to judicial custody.
The police told the court that the two accused were not required for further custodial interrogation at this stage and since the probe was going on, they should be remanded to judicial custody.
The court, after hearing the submissions, remanded both accused to judicial custody till February 10.
Besides Shah and Sami, the other arrested accused in the case are Mohammed Asif, Zafar Masood and Mulana Mohd Abdul Rehman Kasmi.
Police had earlier said that Rahman ran a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh where several students were enrolled and he was allegedly trying to radicalise them for terror activities.
It had claimed that Masood was propagating the terror agenda of AQIS and trying to attract youths towards the outfit.
While Asif (41), was held from Seelampur in north-east Delhi, Rahman (37) was arrested from Jagatpur area of Cuttack in Odisha, police had said. They have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
According to the special cell, Rahman is suspected to have international links in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai.