A suspected Indian Mujahideen member arrested for his alleged involvement in September 7, 2012 blast at Delhi High Court which claimed 15 lives, was today remanded in 14-day of judicial custody by a local court.
District Judge I S Mehta sent Uzair Ahmed to Tihar jail till November 14 after the NIA sought his judicial remand saying, the investigation is at an initial stage and the accused is also allegedly involved in serial blasts at Patna on October 27.
47-year-old Uzair was arrested by the NIA on October 30 from Ranchi in Jharkhand and was brought to Delhi on three days of transit remand.
NIA said that he is allegedly associated with banned terrorist outfit SIMI and Indian Mujahideen (IM).
Wasim Akram Malik is the lone accused facing trial in the case relating to the Delhi High Court blast which left 79 people injured.
While deciding to frame charges against Malik earlier, the trial court had referred to co-accused-turned-approver Amir Abbas Dev's statement to the magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC. Dev was also arrested by NIA for his alleged role in the case but had later turned approver and was granted pardon by the judge.
The Ranchi module of IM has been blamed for the Patna serial blasts at a BJP rally, addressed by party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, which left six persons killed and over 90 injured at Gandhi Maidan at Patna on October 27.
The NIA team had told the Jharkhand court that Uzair has been booked under Unlawful Activity Prevention Act.
A diploma-holder in electrical engineering, Uzair had gone to Ethiopia to work for a multinational company.
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