Goa Police writes to Google for terror suspect’s online history

Panaji, Feb 8 (IANS) Goa Police has written to internet giant Google’s headquarters in India seeking information about the online searches conducted by 44-year-old Sameer Sardana, the son of a retired Indian Army major general who is currently being quizzed in police custody for alleged terror links.

“We have written to email hosting agencies like Google for information about his online history. They are in the process of sending it back,” Inspector General of Police V. Renganathan told reporters at the police headquarters in Panaji on Monday.

During the day, a court extended Sardana’s police custody by four days.

Sardana, a chartered accountant by profession, was arrested on February 2, under Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, after he was reported by railway police to the Anti-Terror Squad of Goa Police for his mysterious behaviour and repeated visits to the Vasco railway station.

Police claim to have recovered five Indian passports and several mobiles phones from his possession.

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has also confirmed that information about bomb blasts in Goa was recovered from his laptop, which was seized by police.

Parsekar also said Sardana was a new convert to Islam and that he could have gone through online radicalisation.

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