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Court extends Pune blast accused's police custody

October 19, 2010 00:16 IST

A court in Nashik on Monday extended the police custody of Pune German Bakery blast accused Himayat Baig till October 25. Baig was produced before the court of Chief Magisterial Magistrate K D Boche on expiry of his 11-day police custody.

According to public prosecutor Ajay Misar, during investigation by the Anti-Terrorism Squad, it was revealed that Baig had gone to Colombo where he underwent training and also received funds for terror acts.

Baig, along with others, had also plotted attacks in major cities in Maharashtra and also established contact with Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Misar told PTI.

Baig, who was arrested in Pune on September 7, was brought to Nashik on October 7 to find out about his links with Shaikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain alias Bilal, arrested on the same day in Nashik's Satpur locality.

While Baig is suspected to be the mastermind behind the attack, his aide Bilal, who is currently in judicial custody, is accused of surveying the targets.

Seventeen people were killed and 57 were injured in the blast at the German Bakery, a popular restaurant frequented by foreigners, on February 13 this year.

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