Ten members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HUT) were produced in the NIA court of Bhopal on Wednesday after remand was completed on May 24, court sent them to judicial custody till June 2.
All were brought to the court under tight security and all were produced in the court of Raghuveer Prasad Patel of NIA.
The ATS produced 16 members of HUT arrested from Bhopal, Chhindwara and Telangana in the court on May 19 as well. After which the court sent 6 to judicial custody. The remaining 10 members were handed over on remand till May 24.
On May 19, the ATS sought remand of the HUT members seeking their interrogation. Opposing this, the defense side had said that the ATS has not been able to extract anything special from them in the remand taken so far. The court had approved the remand of 10 members till May 24.
On May 24, all the 16 suspects were brought to the court in a mini bus for appearance. During this, strict security arrangements were made in the court as well. Members of intelligence agencies were also present. The media was stopped at a distance. The road to the NIA court was blocked. Apart from the lawyers of the accused, no one was allowed to go. Theri family members also came to meet him, who were stopped earlier and were allowed to meet only after the hearing.
ATS had detained 10 people from Bhopal, 1 from Chhindwara and 5 from Telangana on 9th May. Evidence was found that the accused were linked to Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HUT).