A special court on Saturday allowed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to interrogate for 10 days three men who were deported from UAE and arrested on Friday night on suspicions of being Islamic State (IS) sympathisers.
Special Judge Amar Nath sent the trio — Sheikh Azhar al Islam Abdul Sattar Sheikh, Mohammed Farhan Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh and Adnan Hussain Mohammed Hussain — to police custody till February 9 after NIA told the court that they had reasonable apprehension that the three men had been planning to carry out terrorist attacks in India.
According to sources, NIA said the men had to be interrogated about their associates who had also become part of the IS terror modules operating in the UAE. The agency said it also wanted to ascertain the whereabouts of a Bhatkal native — Shafi Armar aka Yusuf al Hindi — believed to be the main recruiter for IS in India and Gulf.
AQIS ‘operative’ in judicial custody
A suspected operative of Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), arrested for allegedly radicalising youth, was sent to judicial custody till February 10 by a Delhi court on Saturday.
Maulana Mohd Abdul Rehman Kasmi was produced before the court on expiry of his two-day police remand and the Special Cell of Delhi Police urged additional sessions judge Reetesh Singh to send him to judicial custody.
Kasmi had been remanded to two-day police custody after the Special Cell had said he had to be confronted with two other arrested accused, Abdul Sami and Syed Anzar Shah.