New Delhi: A suspected operative of al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), arrested for allegedly radicalising youths for terror activities here, was sent to judicial custody on Saturday till February 10 by a Delhi court.
Maulana Mohd Abdul Rehman Kasmi was produced before the court on expiry of his two-day police remand and Special Cell of Delhi Police urged Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh to send him to judicial custody.
The agency said he was not required for further custodial interrogation in connection with the case.
Kasmi was remanded to two-day police custody after the Special Cell had said he was needed to be confronted with two other arrested accused, Abdul Sami and Syed Anzar Shah, who were earlier remanded to police custody till February 1.
The police had said confrontation of these three accused was necessary to unearth the entire conspiracy and ascertain the funding of the outfit.
According to the police, Kasmi is suspected to have links in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai. Besides, Kasmi, Sami and Shah, the other arrested accused in the case, are Mohammed Asif and Zafar Masood.
The police had earlier alleged that Kasmi ran a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh where several students were enrolled and he was purportedly trying to radicalise them for terror acts.
It had claimed that Masood was also propagating the terror agenda of AQIS among the youth and trying to attract them towards the terror outfit.
According to the police, the other arrested accused were radicalising youths and propagating the terror agenda of the outfit in India. All these accused have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.