NIA Formal Terror Arrests: Total Reaches 13

NIA Formal Terror Arrests: Total Reaches 13

Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2016-01-23 22:22 Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) formally arrested eight more suspects on Saturday, taking the total number of arrests to 13. Five suspects had been arrested earlier on Friday. The agency, which had arrested two suspects from Karnataka - chemical engineer Najmul Huda alias Majnu, 25, from Mangaluru and software engineer Mohammed Afzal alias Abu Mariyam alias Yasir, 35, from Bengaluru - on Friday, formally arrested four others who were picked up. The arrested are Syed Mujahid, 33, of Tumakuru, Asif Ali alias Arman Saani, 21, Suhail Ahmed alias Sohail alias Hafes Saab, 23, and Muhammad Abdul Ahad alias Bade Amir alias Sulaiman, 46. All three are residents of Bengaluru. NIA officials said eight more were arrested based on the information received during the interrogation of five arrested earlier on Friday.   NIA gets transit remand of six suspects The six terror suspects arrested by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) from the state on Friday were produced before the NIA Special Court in the city on Saturday noon. The NIA officials sought the transit remand of all the accused and the court remanded them in NIA custody till January 27, directing the officials to produce the six accused before the NIA Court in Delhi before January 27. Police sources said that the NIA had planned to take all the six accused to Delhi by flight on Saturday night or early morning on Monday. “They would not be taken together but will be shifted separately due to security reasons,” an official said.