Kasab remanded to custody till Feb 13
A Mumbai court today extended the detention of the lone surviving gunman captured during the deadly attacks on Mumbai so that he can be questioned further, a senior police officer said.india Updated: Feb 02, 2009 15:35 IST
A Mumbai court on Monday extended the detention of the lone surviving gunman captured during the deadly attacks on Mumbai so that he can be questioned further, a senior police officer said.
The officer in charge of the investigation, Mumbai Police crime branch chief Rakesh Maria, told AFP that a judge had granted a police request to hold Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman also referred to as Kasab until February 13.
Iman has been in custody since November 26, the first night of the siege of India's financial and entertainment capital that left 165 people dead and more than 300 injured by the time it ended 60 hours later.
Police have up to 90 days from the date of his arrest to file charges.
India has blamed the banned Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for training, equipping and financing the 10-man assault on Mumbai, leading to a tense standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Two other LeT suspects are also in custody on suspicion of having prepared surveillance on Mumbai and submitted information to the group about possible targets.
Police are likely to seek an extension when their detention order runs out on Thursday.
First Published: Feb 02, 2009 12:16 IST