Odisha Sun Times Bureau:
Cuttack, Dec 16:
A local court in Odisha’s Cuttack district today allowed the Delhi police to take the suspected al-Qaeda operative on a two-day transit remand to the national capital.
The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Salepur this evening allowed Delhi police to take Mohd Abdur Rehman on a two-day transit remand to New Delhi for further interrogation.
The police had prayed the court for a three-day remand. However, the court allowed the Delhi police only two days remand.
The suspected terrorist was flown to New Delhi in a special flight from the Biju Patnaik International Airport tonight at 9.30 pm.
Notably, a case has been registered against Rehman under Sec 18, 18 (B), 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for suspected links with AQIS (al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent).
Prior to producing him before the court, health check up was done on him at the local court here due to security reasons.
Amid tight security, the suspected terrorist was produced before the court and later whisked away by the police personnel. A fleet of police personnel of Commissionerate Police escorted Rehman to the lone airport in Odisha capital to be flown to New Delhi.