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| Mumbai gunman remanded in custody to Dec 24: police|
| Updated at: 1138 PST, Thursday, December 11, 2008|
MUMBAI: The lone surviving gunman involved in the deadly attacks in Mumbai was remanded in police custody Thursday for a further two weeks, a senior Mumbai police official told reporters.
"We have remand up to 24th of December," said the officer in charge of the investigation, Mumbai crime branch chief Rakesh Maria.
Magistrates and court officials were seen visiting the detention bloc of the Mumbai police headquarters shortly before midday, and they left around 15 minutes later without making any comment to the media.
Police said they had asked a magistrate to visit the headquarters rather than transport the suspect, because of security concerns.
Police said Mohammed Ajmal Amir faces a string of charges including "making war against the country, murder, attempted murder and other charges under the arms and explosives act."