KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court yesterday allowed an extradition application by Malaysian authorities against Iranian Sedaghatzadeh Masoud who is wanted by the Thai government over an alleged bomb plot.
Judge S.M. Komathy Suppiah also ordered that Masoud be sent to Sungai Buloh Prison pending an order from the home minister.
Komathy said the prosecution had shown that Masoud was a fugitive criminal and wanted by authorities in Thailand.
Masoud told the court that he would file an appeal to the High Court against the decision.
Komathy made the ruling after hearing submissions from Deputy Public Prosecutor Kamal Baharin Omar representing the Attorney-General's Chambers, and counsel Mohd Nashir Hussin for Masoud.
Masoud was detained under the Immigration Act on Feb 15 at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang upon arrival from Bangkok, while on transit to Iran.
He was detained on a request from Bangkok after Thai authorities suspected he had links with two Iranians who were nabbed following an explosion at a house in the Thai capital.
In his submission, Kamal Baharin said Masoud knew the other suspects before the Feb 14 incident and that he had been seen at the house.
He said CCTV footage showed Masoud and the other suspects leaving the house at approximately the same time following the explosion which damaged the house.