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Farooq Takla, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was produced before Special TADA court in Mumbai earlier today. Takla was produced before the court for further remand.
Farooq Takla sent to Police custody till 28th March by special TADA court. Court observed in its order it feels further custody is needed to go to the depths of the case, it is clear that it was a crime of serious nature.— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2018
Takla has been sent to police custody until 28th March by special TADA court. According to sources, the Court, in its order, observed the need for further custody to go to the depths of the case. The court also described the crime of "serious nature".
The Central Bureau of Investigation sought a 14-day extension of Takla's custody to scrutinize his statements given during investigations.
CBI seeks 14 days police custody of Farooq Takla to verify and scrutinize his statements given during investigations. CBI told Court during remand proceedings that he was not co-operating during past duration of remand so at least 24 days Police custody is needed.— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2018
The special court was told by the CBI that Takla did not co-operate during the remand proceedings and therefore at least 24 days police custody is required to facilitate further investigation.
Takla was arrested in Delhi by the CBI earlier this month on numerous charges, most of them linking his alleged involvement to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.