The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Mumbai Police has moved a court here seeking the custody of four suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives allegedly involved in the Pune blast in August. They were arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell for allegedly planning strikes in the Capital during Dussehra and Diwali.
“During preliminary inquiries conducted by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police and the ATS, it was revealed that the accused persons were involved in the Pune blast and were wanted in this case,” the ATS said in its application.
On October 20, a Pune magisterial court issued a production warrant for Asad Khan, Imran Khan, Feroze Hamza and and Irfan Mustafa Langda, who have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Explosive Substances Act and attempt to murder under the Indian Penal Code. “It is prayed that no objection be given for handing over the accused for compliance with the inquiry in the aforesaid crime [Pune blast],” the Pune court said in its order.
While Asad, Imran, and Feroze are in the custody of the Special Cell till October 27, Irfan has been remanded in police custody till October 30.