Kishenganj (Bihar): The man under suspicion in Mumbai blasts, Mohd Reyazul Sarkar alias Akash Khan and his landlord Mahtab Alam were on Monday sent to Judicial Custody. Both of them are expected to be interrogated soon by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS).

30-year-old Reyazul, who hails from Dhaka and is fluent in Kannada, Gujarati and Bengali, was arrested from a house in Maheshpura village in the district. It is alleged that Reyazul is a member of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI).

“Soon NSA and ATS will arrive here to question Reyazul and his land owner in respect with the Mumbai blasts case,” said RK Mishra, Superintendent of Police.

Notably, the investigating agencies have seized three phone connections (Idea, Airtel and Reliance) from him.

Meanwhile, Police on Sunday produced the duo before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Upadhyay in Kishanganj. The court remanded them to Judicial Custody.

Remarkably, Reyazul was arrested from Bihar's Kishenganj district on Sunday and police had seized from him a diary with Marathi notings. He was missing from the area when the Mumbai terror attack took place.

The house owner, Mahtab Alam with whom Reyazul was staying for seven days was also arrested. He came under suspicion after lying about the burn injuries on his hands.

On being quizzed, Alam disclosed that Reyazul had foreign currency and used to talk to somebody in Kathmandu to which Reyazul replied that he used to have conversations with his driver.

JPN/Bureau