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Threat mail to Modi: Accused remanded

The accused Omar Siddiqui was arrested with the help of Delhi police on January 26 and was brought to Ahmedabad for interrogation.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 18:34 IST

A man, arrested in New Delhi for allegedly sending threatening and abusive e-mails to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was on Saturday remanded to three days' police custody by a local court.

While seeking remand before the city sessions court, Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) officials said they wanted time to probe the contents of the hard disc and the laptop computer, which were seized from the Delhi residence of the accused.

The officials also told the court that they wanted to ascertain whether he was connected to any suspicious or banned outfits operating inside or outside the country.

The accused Omar Siddiqui was arrested with the help of Delhi police on January 26 and was brought to Ahmedabad for interrogation.

The father of the accused, Irfan, has also been summoned by the Gujarat police in this regard and is expected to arrive here tonight, ATS sources said.

ATS and Delhi police team raided Siddiqui's residence in Malviya Nagar locality and has also seized a laptop and hard disc, reportedly used for sending the e-mail to Modi on December 24 for organising the `Vibrant Gujarat-International Kite Festival' on January 12-13.

Regarding the background of the father and son, ATS officials said that they were well educated and Omar was a graduate from Delhi School of Economics and worked as the Human Resources head of an outsourcing firm, while his father Irfan was a retired government official.

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 18:34 IST