Kerala Arson Case

Kerala Arson Case: Accused Sharukh Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody

Kerala Arson Case

Kerala train arson accused Shahrukh Saifi was on Friday remanded to 14-day judicial custody.

The order was issued by Kozhikode Judicial First Class Magistrate, who reached the Kozhikode Government Medical College Hospital, where the accused, Saifi, was undergoing treatment on Friday morning, to complete the process of remand.
“City Police Commissioner Rajpal Meena and Munsiff Magistrate arrived at the hospital and the accused has been awarded 14 days of judicial custody,” officials said.

Saifi was brought to Kozhikode Medical College for medical examination on Thursday morning and was admitted there.

According to officials, taking into account the health problems of the accused, the magistrate court transferred the proceedings to the hospital.

Judicial First Class Magistrate Manish physically came to the Medical College for proceedings. After speaking to the accused at the Medical College, Magistrate proceeded to remand him.

They said that the accused will continue to remain in medical treatment at Kozhikode Govt Medical College Hospital.

“A decision on whether to send the accused to police custody will be taken after the fitness of the accused is re-examined. If the court refuses to send the accused in custody, the detailed questioning of the accused will be delayed,” they said.

Sharukh Saifi was detained in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri on Tuesday night by the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra police with the help of the National Investigation Agency(NIA).

On Tuesday, he was handed over to Kerala police.

The arrest was made based on a sketch released by the kerala police on information provided by an eyewitness.

The Maharashtra police had said he confessed to the crime. Saifi is a resident of the Shaheen Bagh in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar.

A team from Kerala police visited Saifi’s residence. Kerala police formed a special investigation team to probe the incident.

The attack happened on a moving Alappuzha Kannur executive express on Sunday night.

Three people were killed in the attack including an infant and a woman and around 10 were injured.

The investigations so far indicated that Saifi was radicalized online. Handwritten notes were also found in which he allegedly said, “Let’s do it”. (ANI)

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