Six suspected terror operatives, alleged to have links with ISIS, were today sent to three days NIA custody by a special court after the probe agency said they were needed to be confronted with the accused arrested in connection with another terror case.
According to sources, during an in-camera proceeding, District Judge Amarnath sent accused Mohd Azeemusan, Mohd Osama, Akhlaq ur-Rehman, Meeraj, Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed and
Mohd Mustaq Seikh to NIA custody on the agency’s plea which said probe into the case, which has been transferred to it from Delhi Police, was at a crucial stage.
The sources said National Investigation Agency (NIA) told the court that in order to unearth larger conspiracy of ISIS, further custodial interrogation of these accused, who were in
judicial custody, was required.
Earlier, these six accused were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in a case for allegedly having links with ISIS. The Home Ministry had later transferred the case to NIA.
In its remand application, the NIA said, “The accused are likely to be confronted with the accused of another case being handled by the NIA and with the certain incriminating points
which have been cropped up recently in the instant case.”
“The arrested accused are to be taken to the various scene of crimes in order to know the facts and circumstances of hatched criminal conspiracy, more information is likely to be
gathered in this regard,” it said.
“The accused are likely to be put on more relevant questions regarding their meeting and conspiracy in Deoband and Lucknow with the accused of another case of ISIS,” the agency said.