Rauf was arrested in a fake visa case in January. During investigations, Chilean police found that there was an Interpol notice against a person of the same name, who was involved in the Kandahar hijacking case.
Rauf is reportedly the brother-in-law of Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Masood Azhar, the terrorist who was released by the NDA government as part of the deal struck with the hijackers in 1999.
Earlier, Chile's Ambassador to India Christian Barros said that after proving the identity of the person detained there, the Indian Embassy in Santiago must apply with all documents to seek Abdul Rauf's extradition from there.
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