Suspected Al Qaeda terrorist receives money from London


BHUBANESWAR: Police Commissioner RP Sharma on Friday revealed that suspected Al Qaeda terrorist Abdul Rehman, who was arrested from Cuttack in Odisha, had received money to his account from London.

Sharma said a substantial amount was transferred to the bank account of the Al Qaeda suspect from London this year.

He, however, did not reveal the exact amount that was transferred to Rehman’s account.

Suspected Al Qaeda terrorist Abdul Rehman
Abdul Rehman suspected Al Qaeda terrorist

The police commissioner said efforts are on to track the transactions of Rehman’s other bank accounts.

“We are inquiring into the bank details and who has transferred the money to Rehman,” said Sharma.

Meanwhile, the twin city police have seized all the bank accounts of the suspected Al Qaeda terrorist, who is currently on a 12-day remand of Delhi police following his arrest on late Tuesday night from his residence in Jagatpur area of Cuttack.

Sharma informed that a case had been registered under Section 17, 18, 18 (B) and 20 against Rehman with Jagatpur police on charges of unlawful activities.

It is to be noted the suspected terrorist arrested in the state had links with a man involved in a failed car bomb attack at the Glasgow International Airport in 2007.

“Delhi Police investigation revealed the link of Abdul Rehman with Kafeel Ahmed, a Bengaluru-based techie who succumbed to burn injuries in a failed car bomb attack at Glasgow airport in Scotland,” said Sharma.