NIA gets 10-day custody of man arrested for supplying weapons to ISIS-inspired terrorist group

NIA gets 10-day custody of man arrested for supplying weapons to ISIS-inspired terrorist group
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A Delhi court Friday granted the National Investigation Agency 10day custody of Naeem, arrested for allegedly providing weapons to members of a suspected ISISinspired terrorist group busted after a multicity swoop last week

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court Friday granted the National Investigation Agency 10-day custody of Naeem, arrested for allegedly providing weapons to members of a suspected ISIS-inspired terrorist group busted after a multi-city swoop last week.

The 21-year-old was arrested from Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night and produced before a district judge on Friday, who sent the probe agency to another court.

Special Judge Rakesh Sanyal then sent Naeem to 10-day NIA custody.

Naeem, the probe agency says, supplied weapons to the members of a suspected Islamic State-inspired terror group, arrested on December 26.

The NIA arrested the 10 men, including a 'mufti' from Amroha, also in western Uttar Pradesh, who it said were planning suicide attacks and serial blasts targeting politicians and government installations in Delhi and other parts of north India.

The NIA had seized a locally made rocket launcher, material for suicide vests and 112 alarm clocks to be used as timers during its searches in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

A Delhi court previously allowed the NIA 10 days' custodial interrogation of the men after it produced them before it on December 27, a day after they were arrested.

Those arrested included the alleged mastermind, 29-year-old Mohammed Suhail, a Muslim legal expert empowered to give rulings on religious matters, from Amroha, and an engineering student of Amity University in Noida and a third-year undergraduate student in humanities of a university in Delhi as well as two welders, according to NIA officials.

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