Five-day police custody for HuJI south chief
Terror operative Mohammed Amjad, arrested for allegedly conspiring a blast in the Commissioner's Task Force office in Hyderabad in 2005, was sent to five-day police custody by a local court.india Updated: Jan 27, 2010 21:13 IST
Terror operative Mohammed Amjad, arrested for allegedly conspiring a blast in the Commissioner's Task Force office in Hyderabad in 2005, was on Wednesday sent to five-day police custody by a local court.
Amjad alias Khaja, the south India chief of Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI-Bangladesh), is under judicial remand till February 1.
According to police, the 27-year-old, arrested in Hyderabad on January 18, has close links with terror groups like LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Indian Mujahideen.
The SIT wing of Hyderabad police had sought 10-day custody for interrogation of Khaja. The additional chief metropolitan magistrate granted five-day police remand from tomorrow. The public prosecutor had earlier informed the court that custodial interrogation of Khaja was very much needed as he was the main conspirator of the bomb blast.
Defence lawyer Abdul Azeem objected saying the SIT has already completed the investigation into the blast case and trial is going on in another court.
"When probe was already completed, there was no need of police custody of his client," Azeem argued.
However, the public prosecutor said that Khaja has established wide network through his two e-mails and police has to get their passwords besides details of his passports. The terror operative has confessed that he has passports of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Khaja, who was absconding after the 2005 blast, has also confessed that he arrived in India to carry out terror activities and create panic particularly in Hyderabad, the prosecutor said.