Suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist Zeeshan Ali who was deported to India from Saudi Arabia sent to 14-day police custody on Thursday.
DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said that after questioning Zeeshan, they came to know that he was trying to assemble young boys.
“Zeeshan Ali was part of a terror network and was planning to create a terror base in India,” said Pramod Kushwaha.
Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Singh remanded the accused in custody for a fortnight after the special cell of Delhi police said he was required for interrogation.
Ali’s name, along with that of 11 others, was disclosed by Syed Anzar Shah and four others—Mohd Asif, Zafar Masood, Mohd Abdul Rehman and Abdul Sami—arrested in the case earlier.
The probe agency sought his 20-day custody saying he was required to be taken to various places as part of the probe.
The plea was, however, opposed by advocate M S Khan, appearing for the accused.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell had yesterday arrested Ali whom they were searching for over a year, ever since three alleged AQIS (Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent) operatives were arrested in 2015.