Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist arrested in Delhi ahead of I-Day celebrations

A suspected Al-Qaeda linked terrorist was arrested from Delhi while he was trying to flee to Nepal, according to a report in NDTV.

Delhi Police. Reuters

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The suspect,  Raza-Ul-Ahmed, is a member of Ansar Bangla, a Bangladesh-based terror outfit affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

According to a report in DNA, Ahmed was involved in a fake currency racket in India and was being pursued by West Bengal Police for a long time.

Ahmed was arrested by Delhi Police’s Special Cell and was later handed over to the West Bengal police.

Financial Express cited police sources as saying that Ansar Bangla is becoming more active in India and many of its operatives have snuck into the country using forged documents.

On Sunday, another suspected Ansar Bangla militant was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad from Muzaffarnagar.

Police said the suspect Abdullah was living in Muzaffarnagar for the past month and he had been living in Deoband since 2011.

He was living under an assumed identity and even got his Aadhar card and passport made.

Police said that Abdullah was involved in preparing fake identities for terrorists, especially from Bangladesh, and used to help them find safe hideouts in India.

With inputs from ANI

Updated Date: Aug 10, 2017 13:45 PM

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