Tuesday, December 12, 2023

District police team leaves for Delhi to bring al-Qaida suspects

Jamshedpur, Feb 7: The East Singhbhum district police sent a two-member team to Delhi on Sunday to bring al-Qaida suspects, Abdul Sami and Abdul Rahman alias Katki, who are presently lodged at the Tihar Jail for cross interrogating them along with others arrested in this connection in steel city.

According to information, the police will carry out a cross-interrogation of Sami (32) and Katki (37) face-to-face with another al-Qaida suspect Ahmed Masood about their network in the steel city and also in the neighbouring states. Masood (36), who is a resident of Dhatkidih is currently in 10-day police remand effective from February 4.

Senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew informed that a police team left to Delhi for bringing Sami and Katki from Tihar jail in connection with their investigation into the al-Qaida network in the city and also in other cities across the state as well as in the neighboring states.

�Yes, a team has left for Delhi and, moreover, the team has taken along production warrant obtained from the Jamshedpur court as both Sami and Katki are wanted by the Jamshedpur police.

After the Delhi court grants permission, the police team will bring the two suspected terrorist back to the steel city,” said Mathew.

The senior SP said that once the three suspects are in the city, they would carry out a cross-interrogation of them.

During the interrogation of Masood, the police have collected 350 cell numbers from the cell-phone of the accused.
“We have sought the call details reports (CDRs) of telephone numbers so that we may reach to the suspect’s contacts,” said a senior police officer.

The police officer, on condition of anonymity, said if these calls made by Masood are any indication, then the suspected al-Qaida operative link with about a dozen other youths living in cities in Jharkhand also in West Bengal and Odisha.

“Once the call details are made available, we will be able to reach to about a dozen al-Qaida suspects in the region, including from Jamshedpur,” said the police officer.

Meanwhile, Masood’s mother Tausifa Sheikh has contacted People’s Union for Civil Liberty (PUCL), a human rights body, questioning the constitutional rights of the police to detain Masood along with another youth Nasim Akhtar in police custody for three days without informing the family members.

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