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Mumbai: Police custody of 2 held for ‘radicalising’ youths extended

Qureshi, a Navi Mumbai resident, and Khan, a resident of Kalyan, were booked on the complaint of one Abdul Majid Abdul Kader, who claimed that his son Ashfaque was radicalised to join the IS.

A MUMBAI court has extended till September 6 the custody of Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan, who are accused of radicalising youngsters to join banned terror outfit Islamic State.

The two men, arrested by the Kerala Police, were transferred to the custody of the Mumbai Police on August 29.

Qureshi, a Navi Mumbai resident, and Khan, a resident of Kalyan, were booked on the complaint of one Abdul Majid Abdul Kader, who claimed that his son Ashfaque was radicalised to join the IS.

On Thursday, the Mumbai Police told the court that they had come across a few documents as evidence against the two, which they needed to verify. The police also told the court that they wanted to confront the two with another accused arrested earlier, Kerala resident Mohammed Haneef. Cleric Haneef is currently in judicial custody.

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The advocates representing the accused contested that the two should be sent to judicial custody since they were already facing an investigation in the same case in Kerala. The court extended the duo’s earlier three-day custody till Tuesday.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 03:27:39 am
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