Suspected Al Qaeda members sent to judicial custody

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A court here on Monday sent Maulana Anzar Shah, a suspected Al Qaeda member, and another accused to judicial custody till February 10.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh remanded Shah and Abdul Sami in judicial custody after Shah was presented before him after expiry of his police custody.

Delhi Police told court that accused are not required for further custodial interrogation.

Shah was arrested on January 6 by the anti-terrorist Special Cell from Bengaluru on the charge of plotting to carry out a series of terror strikes in the country. He was in police custody till February 1.

Sami, a resident of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, was arrested from Nuh, the district headquarter of Mewat on the Delhi-Alwar highway, about 45 km from Gurgaon on January 18 and was presented before a Delhi court, which had sent him to two weeks police custody.

Sami is the fifth terrorist to be arrested within a month in the ongoing operation by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell against the Al Qaeda in the Indian Sub-continent (AQIS).

The Special Cell had in December last year arrested three AQIS operatives — Zafar Masood, Abdul Rehman and Mohammed Asif. All the three accused are in judicial custody.

Asif was the recruitment and training head of AQIS.

They have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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