Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 28:
Special Task Force of Crime Branch of Odisha police today moved a local court in New Delhi seeking 15-day remand of suspected al-Qaeda operative Mohd Abdur Rehman for further interrogation, informed a top police official.
We have moved a remand plea in a Delhi court to take Abdur Rehman on 15-day remand, Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma told media today.
Earlier this month, STF had moved Salepur Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court seeking 14-day remand of Abdur Rehman which was granted by the court.
Notably, Odisha police are seeking the remand of Rehman who is currently in the remand of Jharkhand police.
It may be recalled that Delhi police and Commissionerate Police had arrested the 37-year-old Mohd Abdur Rehman from his house in the wee hours on December 16 following a joint operation. He was picked up from his house in Satabatia village in Paschimakachha area under Jagatpur police limits in the district.
He was booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Rehman, who ran a madrasa at Tangi area near Cuttack, is suspected to have international links in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai.
Notably, the Odisha police had said that Rehman had links with a man involved in a failed car bomb attack at the Glasgow international airport in 2007.
Further, it is alleged that he is a member of al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and was radicalising youth for terror activities.