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Suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist sent to 14-day police custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist Zeeshan Ali, deported to from last evening, was today sent to police custody for two weeks in a case of alleged conspiracy, making provocative speeches to recruit Indian youths and establishing a base for the terror outfit. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Singh remanded the accused in custody for a fortnight after the special cell of police said he was required for interrogation. Ali's name, along with that of 11 others, was disclosed by Syed Anzar Shah and four others -- Mohd Asif, Zafar Masood, Mohd and Abdul Sami -- arrested in the case earlier. The probe agency sought his 20-day custody saying he was required to be taken to various places as part of the probe. The plea was, however, opposed by advocate M S Khan, appearing for the accused. The Police's Special Cell had yesterday arrested Ali whom they were searching for over a year, ever since three alleged AQIS (Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent) operatives were arrested in 2015.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 16:32 IST