Court extends judicial custody of IM suspect

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A court here on Friday extended judicial custody of Abdul Wahid Siddibapa, a suspected senior operative of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit extended Siddibapa’s judicial custody for a month after the suspected terrorist was presented before the court after expiry of his 30-days judicial custody.

Described as the financial brain of the terror outfit, Siddibapa lived in Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.

He was arrested here in May on the charge of conspiring to stage terror attacks at various places in India after he was deported from Dubai, where he allegedly recruited Indian youth for the Indian Mujahideen and funded their activities.

The NIA alleged that Siddibapa had been in touch with other Indian Mujahideen operatives through electronic communication.

A Red Corner notice was issued against him in December 2013.

Siddibapa was also wanted for his alleged involvement in the July 2006 Mumbai serial blasts, the 2008 Delhi blasts and the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bengaluru.

He allegedly routed the money using both banking channels and Western Union Money Transfer.

He left for Dubai much before the crackdown on the Indian Mujahideen started in 2008. He was detained in the United Arab Emirates and arrested in January 2014.



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