Suspected Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) operative Shaikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain alias Bilal, arrested for allegedly carrying out recce of security establishments at Nashik, was remanded in 14 days judicial custody by a local court on Saturday.
Judicial Magistrate SS Oja sent Bilal to judicial remand after he was presented by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on expiry of his police custody, said public prosecutor Ajay Misar.
Bilal, also a suspect in the German bakery blast, was in police custody from September 8 to October 2. As his identification parade is yet to be conducted, the court has sent him in judicial custody, he said.
Bilal was arrested on September 8 from Subash Chandra Bose Marg at Nashik by the state ATS under the provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
He had recced three security establishments — Nashik Police Commissionerate, Maharashtra Police Academy and Army camp at Deolali.
He was allegedly recruited by Mirza Himayat Baig (29), head of Maharashtra LeT module, who was also arrested from Mahatma Gandhi bus stand in Pune on the same day in connection with German Bakery blast that left 17 dead.
Police had said Bilal visited LeT camps in Pakistan between January 2008 and early 2010 where he received advanced training in use of sophisticated weapons and making bombs.
He had sneaked into India thrice during the period through Bangladesh and Nepal border, the police claimed.
Baig, who allegedly instructed Bilal to recce the places in Nashik and is presently under judicial custody in Pune, is also likely to be produced in the Nashik court, the police said.