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Court Sends Aasiya Andrabi, 2 Others To 10-Day NIA Custody

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NEW DELHI: Aasiya Andrabi and her two were today handed over by a Delhi court to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for 10 days' custodial interrogation in connection with a case of allegedly ‘waging war against the country.’

Amid tight security, the trio, who were brought here from Srinagar, were produced before District and Sessions Judge Poonam Bamba.

During the in-camera proceedings, the judge allowed the plea of the NIA that Andrabi, who is chief of the Dukhtaran-e-Milat, and others were required to be quizzed as investigation has revealed that by their activities in cyber space they "are running a concerted campaign to solicit support" from militantt entities from Pakistan.

The NIA had sought the custody of Andrabi and her two associates -- Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen-- for 15 days.

The lawyers, who were associated with the case, were allowed inside the court room and they briefed the waiting media about the court proceedings.

The case was registered against the three women in April this year.

Seeking their custody, the NIA said, "The present investigation has so far revealed that the accused persons are found involved in the conspiracy and acts to severely destabilize the sovereignty and integrity of India.

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