The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Tuesday argued in a court here that the Delhi Police was trying to “frustrate” their ongoing probe against alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives by seeking further custody of Tehseen Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas.
The tug of war between the two probe agencies was seen in the court after the Special Cell of the Delhi Police sought 25 days police custody of Tehseen and Waqas in connection with a case regarding the conspiracy of IM and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) to carry out terror strikes in the national capital.
The NIA told the court that the Special Cell was again seeking remand of these two accused to “frustrate the investigation so far done by the NIA with respect to accused in different FIRs”.
The NIA also said their probe into these cases were “held up” due to want of interrogation of these accused.
The Special Cell, however, countered the NIA’s submissions saying their probe into the case regarding the conspiracy of IM and LeT to carry out terror strikes in Delhi was going on.
It also argued the interrogation of these two accused was necessary to “verify the nexus between LeT and IM”.
The court, after hearing the arguments, remanded both the accused to custody of the Special Cell for 20 days while brushing aside the contentions of the NIA seeking its permission to formally arrest and interrogate these two accused.