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Suspected ISIS operative remanded to 10-day police custody


New Delhi : Suspected ISIS operative Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed, arrested for allegedly conspiring to carry out a terror strike during the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, was today remanded to police custody till February 20 by a Delhi court.

Sayyed was produced before the court after expiry of his police remand and the Special Cell of Delhi Police sought extension of his custodial interrogation, saying he was needed to be taken to Muzaffarnagar, Agra and Lucknow for the purpose of investigation in the case.

The police claimed that 26-year-old Mohsin, a resident of Mumbai, had come in contact with Syria-based ISIS terrorist, Yusuf Al Hindi, and had left his house in December last year to join the terror group of the Middle East.

It alleged that on the instructions of Yusuf, Mohsin had delivered money to the four co-accused who are arrested in this case for carrying out the terror strike.

“After he (Mohsin) left his house, he visited several states in India on the instructions of Yusuf. Accused has to be taken to Muzaffarnagar, Agra and Lucknow for the purpose of investigation. Data from Facebook and other accounts is still to be recovered at the instance of accused,” the police said in its remand application.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh allowed the plea and extended the police custody of Mohsin by another 10 days.

Besides Mohsin, four other co-accused — Akhlakur Rehman, Mohd Osama, Mohd Azeemushan and Mohd Mehraz — were also produced before the court and they were remanded to judicial custody.

While seeking extension of Mohsin’s police remand, special cell claimed that during the interrogation, he has revealed that he came in contact with Yusuf through one of his friends who had left for Afghanistan to join ISIS.

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