Lakhvi, Shah remanded to police custody for 14 days: report
Top Lashker-e-Taiba operatives including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah arrested yesterday for their links to the Mumbai attacks, were today remanded by an anti-terrorism judge to police custody for 14 days.world Updated: Feb 19, 2009 17:11 IST
Top Lashker-e-Taiba operatives including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah arrested on Wednesday for their links to the Mumbai attacks by Pakistani authorities, were on Thursday remanded by an anti-terrorism judge to police custody for 14 days.
With this, the total number of suspects remanded to the custody of law enforcement agencies has gone up to four.
LeT activist Hamad Amin Sadiq, described by Pakistani officials as the "main operator" behind the attacks, was remanded to custody of the Federal Investigation Agency on Monday.
Though interior ministry chief Rehman Malik had announced the detention of the three men -- Lakhvi, Zarar Shah alias Abdul Wajid and Abu Al Qama -- along with other suspects on February 12, police officials told the judge that they were only arrested on Wednesda in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Police charged the three LeT operatives with conspiracy and facilitating and collaborating in the attacks.
Lakhvi, Zarar Shah and Abu Al Qama were produced before an anti-terrorism court judge who remanded them to police custody for a fortnight, TV channels quoted court and government officials as saying.