The Delhi Police’ special cell on Thursday got a 15-day extension of suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal’s police remand.
Arrested from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on June 21, Jundal was produced before a Tees Hazari court in the afternoon amid tight security as his police custody ended. Prior to that, he was taken to Safdarjung Hospital for a routine check-up.
The court asked for the special cellâs action report during the custody of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage accused. However, the special cell officials said that they could not reveal everything in the open court.
Apart from the special cell, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Gujarat Police and Maharashtra Policeâs anti terror squad (ATS) were also seeking Jundal’s custody to interrogate him in connection with various terror cases.
Presenting its case, the NIA said Jundal, an alleged handler of the 26/11 perpetrators, was part of a present conspiracy and there was a possibility that his associates could carry out a similar attack. Therefore his custody was required for interrogation to bust the module, it argued.
Maharashtra ATS wanted Jundal for German Bakery blast case of Pune in which he is a named accused. Jundal was also suspected behind an attack on Nashik-based police academy after some accused in the case disclosed his name.
The Delhi court had last month rejected the Maharashtra ATS’s request for Jundalâs custody and set July 5 as the next date for hearing its plea afresh.