Suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives Abdul Subhan and his nephew Asahbuddin, arrested for their alleged roles in conspiring to carry out terror strikes in Delhi and adjoining areas, were today remanded to police custody till August 12 by a court here.
Subhan and Asahbuddin were produced before the court on expiry of their remand and Special Cell of Delhi Police sought extension of their custody by 15 days saying they were required to be confronted with co-accused Arshad, a Pakistani national lodged in Kolkata jail in connection with the shoe baron Partha Roy Burman kidnapping case of 2001.
The special cell told the judge that Arshad was likely to be brought here as production warrant has already been issued against him by the court for August 5. "Accused Arshad is an important link between accused Abdul Subhan, Asahbuddin and Javed Baluchi based in Pakistan. Both the accused (Subhan and Asahbuddin) are to be confronted with accused Arshad to unearth the entire conspiracy between them to commit terrorist act in Delhi and neighbouring areas," the police told the court. Advocate M S Khan, appearing for both the accused, opposed the plea of police contending that they have not said anything about the custodial interrogation of his clients.