A local court sent Himayat Baig, the alleged mastermind of German Bakery bomb blast in Pune, to judicial custody till November 8. Shaikh Lalbaba alias Bilal, arrested for plotting terror attacks in Maharashtra, was also sent in 14-day judicial remand.
Baig and Bilal, nabbed by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad last month, were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate K D Boche for further custody.
Baig is accused of masterminding the February 13 explosion in which 17 persons, including foreigners, were killed at German Bakery, a popular eatery in Pune's upscale Koregaon Park area. The 29-year-old is a resident of Udgir in Central Maharashtra's Latur district.
Baig had gone to Colombo where he underwent training and also received funds for terror acts, ATS had said earlier. According to ATS, Bilal conducted recce of important locations like the city-based Maharashtra Police Academy and the Army camp at Deolali near here.
Bilal, an alleged aide of Baig and booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, was apprehended from Nashik's Satpur locality. Police had claimed to have seized RDX and other bomb-making material from their possession.