Delhi court remands IM suspect in judicial custody

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent Abdul Wahid Siddibapa, a suspected senior operative of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, in judicial custody till July 1.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit remanded Siddibapa in judicial custody till July 1 after National Investigation Agency (NIA) told him that the accused is not required for further custodial interrogation.

Siddibapa was presented before the court after expiry of his earlier seven days’ NIA custody.

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

He was arrested last month on the charge of conspiring to stage terror attacks at various places in India. From Dubai, Siddibapa 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.

–IANS

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