Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Dec 28:
A local court in New Delhi today extended the remand of suspected al-Qaeda operative Abdur Rehman, who was arrested from Odisha’s Jagatpur on December 16, till January 11 for further interrogation.
Patiala House Court allowed the plea of the Delhi Police and extended the remand period of Rehman by 14 more days till January 11.
Earlier, Additional Sessions Judge court in New Delhi had granted Special Cell of Delhi Police to take Rehman on a 12-day remand ending on December 28.
It may be recalled that Rehman was arrested after a raid by a joint team of Delhi Police and Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police at his house in Paschimakachha village in Jagatpur area.
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.