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Custody of 2 terror suspects extended

mumbai Updated: Mar 27, 2010 01:26 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Mazagaon metropolitan magistrate

The Mazagaon metropolitan magistrate’s court on Friday extended the police custody of the two terror suspects arrested for allegedly planning attacks in the city till April 1.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) sought further custody of Bandra resident Abdul Latif (29) and Dahisar resident Riyaz Ali (23) to trace the youths who were allegedly to be sent for terror training to Pakistan.

The ATS had arrested Latif and Ali on March 14.

The duo had allegedly conducted recces of the ONGC headquarters at Bandra, Thakkar Mall in Borivli and Mangaldas Market in south Mumbai. The ATS had said that there were two more targets on their list, but refused to name them.

Latif and Ali were allegedly in touch with a person in Pakistan they addressed as ‘uncle’, who allegedly directed them to recruit young men and arrange to send them to Pakistan for training to carry out terror activities in India.

In its remand application, the ATS said it had recovered cans of kerosene and petrol and cellphones which contained a Pakistan number from the duo.

"The ATS has only been able to recover the cans of kerosene and petrol," said their lawyer Ram Dayal Chauhan.

"There has been no other progress in the investigation," he added.