STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 16 September
Mohd Zakariya, a close aide and father-in-law of top alleged LeT member Abdul Karim Tunda, was today remanded to 10-day police custody after the investigators said he had helped in illegal infiltration of Pakistani nationals into India through Bangladesh.
Zakariya was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal in pursuance to the production warrants issued against him earlier.
He was lodged in Presidency jail in Kolkata. He was arrested by West Bengal police in some other case.
Seeking custodial interrogation of Zakariya, the Special Cell of Delhi Police told the court that in 1994 when Tunda had gone to Pakistan, Zakariya had helped him illegally enter Bangladesh. From Bangladesh, Tunda had flown to Pakistan.
Zakariya is accused of helping Pakistani nationals to infiltrate into India and Tunda is also in police custody in this case.
According to the police, he had also helped some Pakistani nationals to infiltrate into India for carrying out various terror strikes which occurred in and around Delhi in 1998.
Police also sought Zakariya’s custodial interrogation to confront him with other accused, Mohd Basiruddin and Allauddin. Police said he will be taken to the places from where he helped Pakistani nationals infiltrate into India.