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Mumbai: Having failed so far to link Bhatkal resident Abdul Samad to the German Bakery blast, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday did not seek his custodial interrogation even in the Mumbai arms haul case, reports SakaalTimes in its online edition today.

Samad's arrest from Mangalore airport was under the cloud, especially after Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and  his Maharashtra counterpart R R Patil making contradictory statements over Samad's link to Pune bombing.

According to the English Daily, the ATS did not seek his custodial interrogation in the 2009 case pertaining to Samad allegedly supplying firearms to three goons owing allegiance to fugitive underworld don Chhota Shakeel – following which a local court at Mazgaon sent him to judicial custody for a fortnight's time.

On the other hand, during his interrogation, Samad has denied his presence in Pune on February 13, the day when the  bomb was triggered in the bakery located in the Koregaon Park area.

After his arrest on May 24, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had described Samad as “prime suspect” in the German Bakery blast and identified him as son of Mohammed Zarar Siddibapa – who hails from Bhatkal, Uttar  Kannada, Karnataka. He even has congratulated the ATS, Pune police and central agencies for the “breakthrough”.

Anami Roy, who retired as Director General of Police, last week during his visit to Pune, had categorically said that  Samad has not been arrested in the Pune case – though he said that cops had made a breakthrough in the German  Bakery case.

When on Tuesday, Samad, 22, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate M V Morale, who presides over a local  court at Mazgaon, the ATS, made it clear that his custodial interrogation was not required, following which he was sent to judicial custody till June 14.

The ATS also did not press for his interrogation in the German Bakery blast case.

The court, however, rejected the bail application of Samad and asked his lawyer to move the Sessions Court.

Samad's lawyer Mobin Solkar contended that the ATS so far hasn't been able to establish Samad's role in the Pune blast case.

Solkar said that when he met Samad, the latter told him that he was asked by the ATS about his whereabouts on February 13 when the blasts took place.


“He has replied that he was in Bhatkal with his uncle Yakub,” SakaalTimes quoted Solkar as telling to newspersons.

Solkar further added that no evidence has been found against Samad in the Pune blast case and he has not been booked in the blast case, so far.

Samad's bail was turned down by the court citing that it was a serious offence and that the investigations were still in progress.

Samad was arrested from Mangalore on May 24 for allegedly supplying fire arms to three other accused last year. In August 2009, three persons - Haji Mohamed, Afzal Sheikh alias Lala and Suleiman Patel - aides of Chota Shakeel  were arrested from south Mumbai for possession of illegal firearms which, according to the ATS, were supplied by Samad. The case has been registered under Arms Act.







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