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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Monday extended the remand period of suspected Al Qaeda operative Abdur Rehman till January 11.

Rehman, arrested from his village Paschimkachha village near Cuttack, was earlier sent to a 12-day remand of Delhi Police on December 17 by the court. With the remand period getting over today, Rehman was today produced before the court, which again sent him to police custody for another 14 days.

Meanwhile, two special squads of Odisha Police, which went to Delhi and Jharkhand to gather more information about the activities of Rehman, have returned after concluding their probe.

According to sources, the teams have gathered vital information about Rehman’s links, the objective behind setting up his madrassa and his network in Odisha.

Moreover, Commissionerate Police have also obtained information from Delhi police about the money trail of transactions on his bank and trust accounts, informed sources.

Notably, a joint team of Odisha Police and Delhi Police Special Cell arrested the 37-year-old cleric from Cuttack district for his alleged links with terrorist organisation Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Rehman was running a madrassa at Tangi, 25 km from Cuttack, for the past two years and had appointed five teachers.

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