Surrendered militant and suspected Hizbul operative Syed Liyaqat Shah was on Friday sent to judicial custody till April 25 by the special NIA court after a city court refused to hear his case.
Liyaqat was produced before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manoj Kumar and a Special Cell officer informed the court that the case had been transferred to the NIA about 15 days ago.
The court then raised the question of jurisdiction,asking police why the suspected militant had been brought to a court that did not have the jurisdiction to hear his case.
Shah was then produced before the special NIA court of District and Sessions Judge I S Mehta who sent Liyaqat to judicial custody after an in camera hearing.
According to sources,the NIA court has also called for the trial records of the case to be transferred from the Saket CMM court to the NIA court.
Liyaqat Shah,a resident of Jammu & Kashmir,was arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell on March 20 from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.