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NIA given 13 days' remand of 2 SIMI activists in connection with Bodh Gaya & Patna serial blasts

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 2:17pm IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI

A special court in Patna on Wednesday gave 13 days remand of two SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning.

After being brought here from Raipur, two SIMI activists--Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Kureshi — were produced in the court of Special Judge of designated NIA court who gave 13 days remand of the two to the central agency.

The judge ordered to produce them before the court on December 18.

The two SIMI activists were arrested in Chhattisgarh in November in connection with serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya and at a rally of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Patna on October 27 last.

NIA (National Investigation Agency) had prayed for 15 days remand but the court gave them 13 days remand of the two to sequence the events leading to explosions at the two places.

A Raipur court had on December 2 given three day transit remand of the two to be produced in Patna.


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