Jundal's custody extended till July 20

Jundal's custody extended till July 20

The Delhi Police Special Cell got 15 more days to grill Syed Zaibuddin, the key handler in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks deported from Saudi Arabia, after a city court extended his custody on Thursday.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav extended Zaibuddin’s custody till July 20. 
The court said it found merit in the Delhi Police’s submission seeking his custody.
“Of all, I am impressed most with the stand of Special cell, Delhi Police, wherein the accused has already been in custody for almost 15 days,” the court said.

“Even otherwise, the interest of justice demands an agency, which is in the midway of concluding its investigation, the loose threads of investigation cannot be allowed to remain stray...,” judge Yadav said.

The court said that the probe by the Delhi police will also help other investigating agencies as they can take a clue from the information collected thus.

Amid tight security, Zaibuddin was first taken to the Safdarjung Hospital for medical examination. Then he was taken to the Tiz Hazari court on Thursday afternoon.  
The Maharashtra Police, the Pune Anti-Terrorism squad and the National Investigation Agency had also moved applications seeking Zaibuddin's custody for probe into different cases they are investigating.

NIA has sought his custody in a fresh case for planning terror strikes in the country while the anti-terrorism squad is after Zabiuddin in the German bakery blast case and the Nasik Police Academy attack case.

The 31-year-old terrorist from Beed district in Maharashtra has confessed that he helped to coordinate the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed, police said.

Zaibuddin, who was arrested on June 21, also confessed that in Pakistan, he used to teach Hindi to Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists who executed the Mumbai attacks.

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