Mumbai attack terrorist’s police custody extended

Mumbai attack terrorist’s police custody extended

Mumbai: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman, the lone terrorist caught alive during the 26 November terror attacks, was on Thursday remanded in police custody till 24 December by a court here for his alleged involvement in the killing of ATS chief Hemant Karkare and two other senior police officers.

Due to security concerns, Ajmal was not produced in a regular court and a magistrate and a public prosecutor were taken to the police lock-up, where the terrorist was lodged.

“When asked by the magistrate if he had any complaints against the police, Ajmal said he had none," Additional Public Prosecutor Eknath Dhumal said referring to the remand proceeedings.

Following brief arguments regarding his custody, the terrorist, who has not yet obtained any legal representation, was sent to police custody for 14 days.

Ajmal and terrorist Ismail Khan, who was killed in a shootout with the police, had allegedly ambushed and killed six policemen, including Karkare, Additional Commissioner Ashok Kamte and Inspector Vijay Salaskar, on 26 November night.