Villager files FIR alleging money collected forcibly for Rahman

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Salepur: A resident of Sainpada village today filed a complaint at the Salepur police station against five persons alleging torment was inflicted upon him when he denied to give money during a collection was made to help Al Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) terrorist Abdur Rahman.

The villager, Sheikh Tahimir Ali, told newsmen that a decision was taken during a secret meeting at the village to collect money for Rahman.

“When I asked why you are demanding money, they said since lawyers are fighting the case for Rehman, a lot of money is required in the case. So we have been told to collect donations secretly to which the muslim community is contributing. When I resisted that I can’t give Rs 50,000, they said since your son is staying abroad, you have to give the donation else you and your son may face problem. They also threatened that they will not allow me to stay in the village if I fail to pay the amount.

Talking to media persons, Salepur SDPO PK Jena said “An FIR has been registered and the veracity of charges will be known after a probe.”

The Odisha Crime Branch Police on Wednesday had filed a chargesheet in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) against AQIS suspect Abdur Rehman who was arrested by the Delhi Police from Paschimakachha village under Jagatpur police station limits on the outskirts of Cuttack on December 15, 2015.

Rehman and some other AQIS members were chargesheeted by the Delhi Police in August this year under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly conspiring, establishing bases and recruiting Indian youths for the terror outfit.

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