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NIA gets custody of 2008 Malegaon blasts accused

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court on Monday remanded 2008 Malegaon blasts accused Lokesh Sharma in custody of the National Investigating Agency till March 9.

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Monday remanded 2008 Malegaon blasts accused Lokesh Sharma in custody of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) till March 9. Sharma was produced before special MCOCA judge Y D Shinde,who passed the order. On February 23,the court had issued a production warrant against Sharma.

During the hearing,the NIA told the court that it needs to interrogate Sharma regarding his involvement in the blasts.

Sharma is also alleged to be involved in the case of the Samjhauta Express bomb blasts in 2007 and was arrested from Indore,following which he had been remanded in judicial custody.