Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Salipur, May 15:
Suspected al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operative Abdur Rehman was sent back to Tihar Central Jail after deposition before a local court in Odisha.
Rehman was produced before Salipur Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court today.
Rehman’s counsel had prayed before the court for his lodging at Choudwar Circle Jail over which the court’s direction came against it. The court directed to shift him back to Tihar Jail as he will be produced before Patiala Court on May 23.
Earlier in the day, Rehman was produced before the court on the basis of an appeal made by the STF after being brought from Tihar Jail in Delhi to Odisha amid tight security.
“My client Abdur Rehman has been sent back to Tihar Jail as his deposition before the Patiala Court is scheduled on May 23. He would be again produced before the Salipur court on May 29,” Rehman’s counsel Satya Narayan Mulia said.
Later in the day, he was taken to Malgodown Police Station in Cuttack in connection with a case where his supporters shouted slogans in front of the police station.
Accusing Rehman of treason, conspiracy, unlawful activities, training and financing terror activities among others, the agency had filed charge sheet against him at the court in December last year.
Notably, Rehman, a resident of Paschimkachha in Cuttack, was arrested by the Delhi Police on December 16, 2015 on charges of radicalizing youths for terror activities. Later, he was booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Rehman, who ran a madrasa in Tangi area near Cuttack, had alleged links with a man involved in a failed car bomb attack at the Glasgow International Airport in 2007, Odisha police had alleged.
Further, the police had also said that he is a member of AQIS.