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Court sends suspected IM terrorist to police custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court has sent an alleged terrorist, who had escaped during the 2008 Batla House encounter and was wanted in connection with several blasts, to 25 days police custody.

gave Police 25 days to conduct Ariz Khan's custodial interrogation.

Khan, who was arrested on February 13, was produced before the court last evening.

Seeking his remand, the special cell of the police told the court that he was required to be quizzed in relation to the Batla House case and in various other serial blasts in Uttar Pradesh, and

A team of Delhi Police's special cell had arrested the 32-year-old suspected terrorist from Banwasa, along the Indo-border, on February 13.

Khan was an alleged member of IM's Azamgarh (Sanjarmur) module and was based in where he was teaching at a school. His associate, Tauqueer, was arrested earlier by the in January this year, police said.

He was wanted by the in connection with serial blasts in September 2008 in the national capital in which about 30 people were killed and over 100 injured. He was also wanted in the Batla House encounter in the same year in which was killed.

He was linked with deadly terror strikes in which about 165 people were killed and over 535 were injured, police said. had issued a red corner notice against him.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 12:10 IST