Judicial custody of LeT operative extended

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A court here on Friday extended, till October 22, the judicial custody of Pakistani national and suspected Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) member Bahadur Ali alias Saifullah, accused of attempting to attack security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to court sources, District Judge Amar Nath while holding in-camera proceedings, extended the judicial custody of Ali for another seven days as he was presented in court on expiry of his earlier one-month judicial custody.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has alleged that Ali had thrice attempted to throw grenades on the army and police in Handwara area of Kupwara district but failed every time.

He was arrested on July 25 from Kupwara.

Ali told his interrogators that a video recording of the infiltration routes he took along with two other LeT operatives Saad and Darda was made while they crossed over to the Indian side on June 11-12.

Armed with his confessional statement, the NIA on Wednesday blamed the banned LeT for fuelling the continuing unrest in Kashmir.