STF seeks 15 days’ remand of Al-Qaeda operative

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Cuttack: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch has sought 15 days’ remand of arrested suspected Al-Qaeda operative Abdur rehman.

According to special DG of Crime Branch BK Sharma, the STF has applied before the Patiala House court in New Delhi to take the suspected terrorist on a 15-day remand. A three-member team of STF is in New Delhi to brig him back to Oisha with the help of Delhi Police, informed Sharma.

Notably, a joint team of Odisha police and Delhi police special cell had arrested the 37-year-old cleric from Paschim Kachha village near Jagatpur in Cuttack district for his alleged links with terrorist organisation Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

Rehman was allegedly tasked with recruitment in the terror organization. Besides, he was running a madrasa at Tangi, 25 km from Cuttack, for the past two years and had appointed five teachers.

Rehman reportedly also had links with a terrorist involved in the Glasgow International Airport attack in Scotland in 2007. Besides, money was also transferred from London to the bank account of the Rehman.

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