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Crime Branch wants custody of Mulund blast accused extended

mumbai Updated: May 29, 2010 01:09 IST
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The Mumbai police’s crime branch have told the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court, on Friday, that they further wanted to investigate Wazahul Tamal Khan alias Babubhai alias Murtuza Choudhay, arrested for his alleged role in the 2003 Mulund train bomb blast.

“We told the court that we want to find Wazahul’s exact role in the case”, said Rohini Salian, special public prosecutor.

Salian told the court that the crime branch also wants to know about the conspiracy hatched by him “The court granted him police custody till June 10”, added Salian.

Khan was arrested, on May 10, from Kurla by Anti-Terrorism Squad and a 7.5 mm pistol and three cartridges were recovered from him.

Khan was in the custody of the ATS till May 20 as a case against him under Arms Act for possession of arms was registered against him.

While Crime Branch, investigating the Mulund blast case, took his custody from the special POTA court on May 21 till June 10.

Khan is the seventeenth arrest in the Mulund blast. 16 people have been chargesheeted till now.