LeT suspects' police custody extended
All the accused have been charged under MCOCA apart from Arms Act, Indian Explosives Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 22:25 IST
A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Tuesday extended the police custody of eleven suspected Lashkhar-e-Toiba terrorists, who were arrested last month in connection with arms haul at Aurangabad and Manmad.
Mohd Amir Shakil Ahmed, Mohd Juber Sayyed Anwar, Mohd Muzaffar Mohd Tanveer and Abdul Azeem Abdul Jameel Shaikh were given further police custody till June eight.
Mushtaq Ahmed Mohammad Isak, Javed Ahmed Abdul Majid, Afzhalkhan Nabirkhan, Riyaz Ahmed Mohammad Ramzan and Mohd Sharif Shabir Ahmed were given further police custody till June 12.
The police custody to remaining two, Bilal Ahmed Abdul Razak and Sayyed Akif Sayyed Jafaruddin, was extended till June 16.
MCOCA judge Mrudula Bhatkar also granted permission to Anti-Terrorist Squad to destroy 49 hand-grenades and nearly 43 kg of RDX which was recovered from the accused, while instructing that empty grenade shells be preserved.
The sequence of arrests began on May nine when acting on a tip-off ATS team intercepted three of the accused on Aurangabad-Verul road and recovered RDX, AK-47 rifles and ammunition rounds.
This led to recovery of arms from Malegaon and from near Gorakhnath Moutain along Nashik-Yeola road and further arrests
All the accused have been charged under MCOCA apart from Arms Act, Indian Explosives Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.