Delhi police takes suspected Al Qaeda terrorist on 2-day remand


CUTTACK: A local court in Odisha on Wednesday allowed Delhi police to take the suspected Al Qaeda terrorist, Abdul Rehman, who was arrested from Odisha’s Cuttack, on two-day transit remand.

The Judicial Magistrate First Class court (JFMC), Salepur allowed the special cell of Delhi police to take Rehman, a member of terrorist outfit Al Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), on a two-day remand.Suspected Al Qaeda terrorist Abdul Rehman

He was produced before the court amid tight security. The commissionerate police had arranged elaborate security arrangement to avoid any untoward incident.

Besides, hundreds of people gathered before the court to take a glimpse of the suspected Al Qaeda terrorist.

Sources said the suspected terrorist would be interrogated by Delhi police to get possible terror module in the country.

The police also expect to extract information about his linkage with other people.

Earlier, Police Commissioner RP Sharma said Rehman has links with AQIS members of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.Suspected Al Qaeda terrorist Abdul Rehman 1

Odisha police in a joint operation with Delhi police have arrested Rehman (37), a member of AQIS, from his house at Paschima Kachha village under Jagatpur police station limits on Tuesday late night.

Besides, the Al Qaeda member has links in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, London and Dubai; Police Commissioner told media persons here.

Sharma said Delhi Police, in the course of its investigation, had come to know about Rehman’s links with the AQIS terrorist group after tracking his telephone call records.

Rehman is a PhD holder in Islam religion from Uttar Pradesh based Deobandh. He also runs a Madrasa in Manguli area under Tangi police limits.

Sharma also confirmed that his elder brother Tahir Ali was earlier arrested in 2001 terror attack on American Embassy in Kolkata.

As per the FIR lodged by Delhi police, Rehman was engaged in recruiting members for the terror organisation.

A mobile phone, a tablet and his password have been seized during the raid, Sharma added.