Lankan ISI agent under NIA custody

Arun Selvarajan

CHENNAI: A special court on Wednesday granted six days custody of suspected ISI agent Arun Selvarajan to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The judge, however, dismissed a petition by CBI to include it as a party in the investigation.

The judge said CBI should approach the CBI special court to seek custody of Selvarajan, as this court is exclusively for NIA cases. Selvarajan was produced before the judge on Wednesday and NIA officials whisked him away as soon as judge Moni ordered six days custody. NIA officials said they would be focusing on the kind of information the accused is believed to have passed on to his Pakistani handlers in Sri Lanka, Shaji and Siddiqui.

NIA had arrested Selvarajan from a hideout in Chennai on September 10. (Times of India)