Terror allegation: Bhatkal youth brought to Mangaluru; custody extended
Mangaluru, Feb 4: A court in Bengaluru on Tuesday extended the police custody of two of the Bhatkal based youth arrested last month on terrorism charges by two days for further interrogation.
Police said that Bhatkal based homeopathic doctor Syed Ismail Afaq and his cousin Abdus Subur were on Tuesday remanded in police custody for two more days in Bengaluru. Two other youth — Saddam Hussain and Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi — were sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The police, in their remand application submitted to the court, said that the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) wanted custody of the suspects to probe into their suspected role in bombings in Mumbai in 2011. The Maharashtra ATS is expected to move court soon.
Taken to Mangaluru
The Bengaluru police had brought three of arrested Bhatkal youth — Afaq, Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi and Abdus Subur — to Mangaluru and Bhatkal on Monday in connection with the investigation.
Sources say that the team headed by the investigating officer Omakaraiah took Sayeedi to an outlet on Kudmal Ranga Rao Road in Mangaluru from where he had reportedly sent a parcel a few months before his arrest, apart from a host of other places in the coastal city. Mr Omakaraiah said that they had visited various places in Mangaluru to collect evidences.