The special Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) court at Mazgaon remanded an alleged member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Indian Mujahideen (IM) in judicial custody on Friday. The accused was arrested by the state ATS for counterfeiting and distributing fake currency allegedly printed in Pakistan.
The accused identified as Haroon Rashid Abdul Hamid Naik, 33, was remanded in judicial custody till October 14 by the court. Last week, the same court had extended the police custody of Haroon's co-accused Asrar Ahmed Abdul Hamid Tailor alias Sagri October 3.
Haroon was arrested from a guesthouse in Wadala by ATS sleuths who received intelligence that he was staying in there. Haroon was also found in possession of fake currency worth Rs 80,000, which was allegedly printed in Pakistan.
The ATS further alleged that Haroon had sent Tailor to Pakistan to train under terror outfits 11 years ago.
The duo has been booked under the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which is usually invoked against Terrorists. The duo have also been booked under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), section 489B (using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank notes), section 489C (possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes) and section 489E (making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank notes) of the Indian Penal Code.