26/11 attacks: Ansari, Sabauddin remanded to police custody

A magistrate court in Mumbai on Wednesday remanded Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin, both arrested for their alleged involvement in the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks, to police custody till January 12 in connection with firing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST).

The two have been, however, remanded to judicial custody till January 12 in connection with another encounter case between terrorists and police on the night of November 26 registered at the D B Marg police station.

Ansari and Sabauddin were taken in the Mumbai Crime Branch custody on December 18 for allegedly carrying out reconnaissance missions for the terror group in the city.

The two accused - Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin, who were in the custody of Uttar Pradesh police for their alleged involvement in the December 31, 2007 attack on a CRPF camp, were brought to Mumbai on December 18.

The prosecution, while seeking their custody, argued that the both had aided arrested terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman and the nine other slain terrorists in carrying out the attacks.

Ansari and Sabauddin had allegedly conducted a recce of Mumbai and had submitted information about prospective targets in the city to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives.

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