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Delhi court extends custody after NIA seeks more time to probe role of LeT terrorist

Ali was captured on July 25, 2016 in North Kashmir and the NIA claimed that he was regularly guided by the control room of terrorist groups in PoK with the help of Pakistani forces.

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LeT terrorist and Pakistani national Bahadur Ali

A Delhi National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court on Thursday, extended till August 17, the police custody of LeT terrorist and Pakistani national Bahadur Ali. Ali was captured on July 25, 2016 in North Kashmir and the NIA claimed that he was regularly guided by the control room of terrorist groups in PoK with the help of Pakistani forces.

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The prosecution Thursday sought more time to probe Ali’s role in the conspiracy and the extent of LeT’s network in India. Disclosures made by the arrested accused could also help the NIA find out the probable targets, which are on the list of terrorists in the country.

Following the request of the investigating agency, the court extended Ali’s police custody for six days.

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The agency, which is probing the role of LeT in the present unrest in Kashmir Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, had on Wednesday revealed that the arms and ammunitions training given to Ali show the involvement of military experts.

“We have collected all kinds of evidences. Bahadur Ali was directed to take advantage of current situation in Kashmir. Recovered articles show that terrorist was provided great refs in codes. It shows very highly trained people trained him,” NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar had said in a press conference Wednesday.