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2000 Red Fort attack: Key accused and suspected LeT member Bilal Kawa arrested at Delhi airport

New Delhi: In a joint operation, the Delhi Police and Gujarat ATS on Wednesday arrested a man, suspected to be involved in the 2000 Red Fort attack, in New Delhi, police said.

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad informed the Delhi Police that one Bilal Ahmed Kawa, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case, was travelling from Srinagar to Delhi.

Kawa, who was suspected to be linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was arrested in the evening from the T3 terminal of the Delhi Airport and his questioning is underway, the police said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) PS Kushwah said Kawa was arrested around 6 pm. Another officer said that money to the tune of Rs 29.50 lakh was transferred through hawala in various bank accounts, including those of Kawa, to fund the attack.

Kawa was on the run since 2000 and was hiding in Kashmir, the police said.

Three people, including two Army jawans, were killed in the 22 December, 2000 Red Fort attack.

Updated Date: Jan 11, 2018 08:01 AM

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