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NIA custody of 11 terror suspects extended

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 5: A court here on Friday extended by seven days the tiol Investigation Agency’s (NIA’s) custody of 11 suspected members of Islamic State (IS) terrorist outfit. During in-camera proceedings, District Judge Amar th allowed NIA to quiz the 11 suspected IS members for another seven days while it remanded four other accused, including seer Packers, in two-weeks’ judicial custody. The accused remanded in NIA custody are Asif Ali alias Arman Saani (21), Sayed Mujahid (33), zmal Huda, Suhail Ahmed (23), Muhammed Abdul Ahad (46), all from Kartaka; Mohammad Aleem (20) from Lucknow; Mohammed Obedullah Khan (33) and Mohammad Shareef Mounuddin Khan from Hyderabad; Mohammad Hussain Khan (36) and Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh from Mumbai, and Mohammed fees Khan. According to sources, the NIA told the court that they were involved in conspiracy and planning with other associates and handlers of IS in order to motivate Indian youths to join the Islamic State and that the identity and role of such associates was being ascertained. The probe agency said it had recovered plenty of incrimiting electronic record from the accused and it was essential to cross-check the version of each accused by interrogating all of them. The accused are required to be taken for pointing and identification of the scenes of crime and meeting points which are far away from Delhi, said the NIA. The accused were involved in recruiting and fincing those willing to join the global terror outfit and their custodial interrogation would help unearth the larger conspiracy, it said. The agency said the accused were also encouraging Indian youths to join the IS. (IANS)

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