THE suspected Indian Mujahiddeen (IM) operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-Ur-Rahman are “still conspiring” to carry out terror attacks in prominent places in India including capital Delhi. The NIA also told the court that during investigation it has also come into picture that the said accused persons are functioning with the aid and support from Pakistan-based operatives.
According to NIA officials, Tehsin was arrested on March 25 near the India-Nepal border in West Bengal while Rahman was arrested outside the Ajmer railway station on March 22.
The top investigative agency the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday informed to a special court in Delhi about these operatives planning.
The NIA officials told district Judge I.S. Mehta that NIA had sent letters to Nepal to collect reliable evidence and had also contacted authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the these two suspects received money from there.
NIA appraised the court in its plea seeking extension of the period of investigation against them to 180 days. The court extended the judicial custody of the accused till Aug 14 and posted the matter to hear NIA’s plea for Saturday.