The police custody of Omar Madni, an alleged aide of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, was on Wednesday extended by 13 days to July 28 by a court in Kolkata in connection with a fake currency racket case.
Madni, who was produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan magistrate’s court, was brought to the city on a transit remand from Delhi on June 30 in connection with a forged note circulation case at Battala in the northern part of the city about five years ago.
No lawyer appeared for Madni on Wednesday.
The LeT operative was produced under strict security by STF personnel at the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rabi Ranjan Chakraborty.
The court, on July one, had remanded him in police custody till July 15.
The LeT operative was earlier arrested in Delhi on June 4 on the charge of acting as a recruitment agent for the Pakistan-based terror group.
A resident of Bihar, 50-year-old Madni’s name came to the fore following the arrest of four persons in connection with the fake currency racket here. They had named Madni as one of their associates.