A local court in Bhuj sent two Kutch men arrested for allegedly spying for Pakistan to judicial custody as the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat did not seek their further remand on Tuesday.
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The ATS produced Alana Sama and Shakoor Sumra in the Bhuj court on Tuesday evening as their 12-day police custody came to an end. Since the agency did not seek further custody of the duo, the court asked the advocate of the accused if he would like to seek bail. However, the advocate submitted that they would move bail applications at an appropriate time. After this, the court ordered the two men to judicial custody for 14 days. Following the order, the duo were taken to Palara jail near Bhuj.
Sama (39), a resident of Kukma village near Bhuj, and Sumra (38) , a resident of border village Sumrapore, were a rested by ATS near Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation bus station in Bhuj on October 12. ATS claims that Sama, with the help of his friend Sumra, was sending sensitive information about the movement of Indian troops and important installations to Pakistan. The agency has seized mobilephones, SIM cards, a Pakistani I-card of Sama etc, from the duo. The ATS had produced them in the court on October 13. The court had sent them to ATS custody for 12 days.