Court Sends JeM Suspects To 14 Day Judicial Custody


New Delhi: Three suspected members of Jaish-e-Mohammed, arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, were today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh sent the accused persons — Mohd Sajid, Shakir and Sameer — to jail till June 6 after the special cell of Delhi police submitted that their further custodial interrogation was not required in the case.

The accused were produced before the court after expiry of their police custody. Earlier, the court had extended the police custody of the accused as the police told the court that they were required to be quizzed to unearth the larger conspiracy.

The Police, in its application, had also submitted that it had recovered a number of ‘WhatsApp’ messages which needed to be verified and the accused were required to be confronted with some ‘Facebook’ data. Delhi Police had detained around 10 more persons suspected to be linked with a terror outfit planning an attack in the city and recovered explosives from their possession after a series of overnight raids in the national capital and neighbouring states.

However, they were later let off after questioning. The special cell teams had conducted raids in Delhi and UP in a joint operation of Delhi Police and a central intelligence agency. All the three accused were suspected to be members of a sleeper unit of a terror outfit, planning an attack in the national capital and other cities, police said.