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14 days’ judicial custody for IM suspects

A city court on Monday remanded the three suspected members of the Indian Mujahideen’s media cell,including computer engineer Mohammad Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
March 17, 2009 1:09:28 am

A city court on Monday remanded the three suspected members of the Indian Mujahideen’s media cell,including computer engineer Mohammad Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy,to 14 days’ judicial custody for allegedly drafting e-mails relating to serial blasts across the country.

Produced after the completion of their police remand,the additional chief metropolitan magistrate sent Peerbhoy,Mubin Kader Sheikh and Asif Bashir Sheikh to Tihar Jail after the Special Cell decided not to ask for further custodial interrogation.

Mubin and Asif translated emails from Urdu into English,which were then sent to media houses by Peerbhoy,the police have alleged. Mubin,who is a graduate in computer science,allegedly drafted the emails sent to different media houses minutes before the serial blasts in Delhi and Ahmedabad. He was arrested along with Peerbhoy by the Mumbai police last year.

Peerbhoy,who used to work for Yahoo,was brought to the Capital on February 28 from Mumbai.

Five other suspected members of the Indian Mujahideen — Mohammad Saif,Mohammad Shakeel,Zia-Ur-Rehman,Saquib Nisar and Mohammad Shakeel — are already in judicial custody after their interrogation was over in cases registered at the Karol Bagh,Greater Kailash and Barakhambha Road police stations.

Meanwhile,the court also remanded another accused,Mohammad Hakim,to judicial custody till March 26 in connection with the cases relating to the serial blasts.

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