Court Extends Police Custody Of Al Qaeda Terrorists By 2 Days

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Court Extends Police Custody Of Al Qaeda Terrorists By 2 Days

According to Delhi Police, Abdul Rahman was engaged in recruiting members for al Qaeda.

New Delhi:  Two suspected members of the al Qaeda, arrested for allegedly radicalising youth, were sent to two-day police remand by a Delhi Court today.

Police had arrested Abdul Rahman, 37, from Odisha's Cuttack and Mohammad Asif, 41, from Delhi in December last year. The two men are part of a module of the terror group's Indian sub-continent wing operating out of the country, police claimed.

Special Cell of Delhi Police sought extension of their custody saying they were needed for further interrogation.

The police told the court that the accused were needed to be quizzed further to ascertain the identity of their associates.

The court also sent co-accused Zafar Masood to two weeks judicial custody after the police said he was not needed for further interrogation. Masood was produced before court after expiry of his police remand.

According to the police, Rahman ran a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh where several students were enrolled and he was allegedly trying to radicalise them for terror activities.

It claimed that Masood was propagating the terror agenda of Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) among the youth and trying to attract them towards the terror outfit.

They have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. According to the special cell, Rahman is suspected to have international links in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dubai.

 

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