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LeT operative Bahadur Ali’s judicial custody extended till Oct 22


New Delhi [India]: The Patiala House Court on Friday extended the judicial custody of Bahadur Ali alias ‘Saifullah’, a Pakistani national allegedly working for terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, till October 22.

Earlier in September, a special court had extended his judicial custody till October 14.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had earlier cited Ali’s confessional video to claim that the unrest in the Kashmir Valley was being orchestrated by Pakistan-based LeT which had played a major role in fuelling the unrest, triggered by the encounter killing of a militant leader.

Ali, a fourth-class dropout, who hails from Jahama village of Raiwind in Lahore, was arrested from village Yahama in Mawar area of Qalamabad, Handwara, in North Kashmir on July 25.

The army had claimed to have recovered three AK-47 rifles, two pistols and Indian Rs 23,000 from his possession.

According to NIA, Ali was trained at a LeT camp in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) to carry out various activities, including map reading and operating GPS devices. (ANI)

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