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Terrorism-probe accused doesn't seek bail

AAP logoAAP 22/12/2016 Toby Mann

A young man charged with several gun offences by counter-terrorism police investigating the murder of Curtis Cheng will remain behind bars after withdrawing a bail application.

Masood Zakaria was in custody at Parramatta Courthouse but didn't appear in the local court where his defence lawyer Winston Terracini SC told Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis he would not be seeking bail for his client during a brief hearing on Thursday.

The 21-year-old is due to front court via audio visual link when his matter is next mentioned on February 15.

Zakaria was also before the court on Wednesday, hours after he was arrested at Westmead, in Sydney's west, by counter-terror police from Strike Force Peqin.

He was subsequently charged with possessing an unauthorised pistol, supplying a pistol to an unauthorised person and acquiring a pistol subject to a prohibition order.

The strike force was created to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Cheng's murder outside the Parramatta police headquarters in October 2015.

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