Tunda 'slapped' in Court

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (ANI): Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist-in-custody Abdul Karim Tunda on Tuesday was assaulted in Patiala House court.

According to television reports, Tunda who was captured by the Delhi Police last week was slapped at Patiala House court earlier today.

The incident reportedly occurred when the Delhi Police produced Tunda in court to seek an extension of his custody for further questioning.

Television reports have also suggested that the attacker was a person claiming to be from an outfit called Hindu Sena, and two men have been detained by the police.

Further details are awaited.

Tunda had his first appearance before a court today.

Delhi Police had arrested Abdul Karim Tunda, one of the 'most wanted' terrorists in India, late on Friday night on the India-Nepal Border.

Special Commissioner of the Delhi Police Special Cell S. N. Srivastava on August 17 said that Tunda had been sent to three days police custody and added that the police had got information about his whereabouts from central intelligence agencies.

"Tunda has also worked with most wanted terrorist Azam Chima, Zaki Ur Raheman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed and Bada Sahib, and was also associated with Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted terrorist," he said.

Srivastava also informed that the top LeT terrorist had planned to carry out a blast in Delhi ahead of the Commonwealth Games in 2010, but could not succeed, as his aides were arrested.

Tunda was born in Delhi and later shifted to Pilakhuan, a village in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad District.

Tunda turned into a Jehadi militant at the age of 40. He is said to have had a role in the 1993 Bombay blasts as well as in bomb explosion incidents in Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Sonepat, Panipat and Surat.

The Delhi Police has named Tunda as an accused 21 terror cases and claims that his role was also to provoke Muslim youth and to train them to make IED. He is known to be an expert in the making of bombs with the help of Uria nitrci acid, and other chemicals.

Delhi Police is also claiming that he was in touch with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence ( ISI ).

In 2008, India had sent a list of most wanted terrorists to Pakistan which included the name of Tunda. (ANI)


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