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Updated: January 19, 2010 20:21 IST

LeT leader sent to 14-day judicial custody

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Terror suspect Mohammad Abdul Kwaja being taken to police custody in Hyderabad on Monday. Photo: PTI
Terror suspect Mohammad Abdul Kwaja being taken to police custody in Hyderabad on Monday. Photo: PTI

Mohammed Amjad, an alleged LeT operative and south India chief of terror group HuJI, was sent to 14—day judicial custody by a local court on Tuesday.

Apprehended on Monday, Amjad alias Khaja was produced amid high security before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate which sent him to judicial remand till February 1.

With the arrest of Khaja, a resident of Malakpet here, Hyderabad Police claimed to have foiled attempts to carry out major terror strikes in certain south Indian cities ahead of Republic Day.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad Police filed a petition in the court seeking custodial interrogation of Khaja for 10 days from January 21 for his alleged role in the 2005 blast at the Commissioner’s Task Force office here. The SIT plea will be heard on Thursday.

Police claimed that 27-year-old Khaja has close links with terror groups Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Indian Mujahideen, and was asked by Pakistan’s ISI to recruit youth for terror acts.

Khaja, an accused in attempt to murder of a BJP leader on a dispute over installing a Ganesh idol here in 2003, obtained bail in the case and managed to escape to Saudi Arabia in May 2005.

He was a close aide of Mohammed Abdul Shahed alias Bilal, killed in a shootout in Pakistan in 2007.

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