Jamshedpur, Jan. 19: A team of Jharkhand Police will leave for Delhi in a couple of days with a view to interrogate the suspected Al Qaida militant Abdul Sami, who hails from Jamshedpur. He left the steel city about a fortnight before his arrest by the Delhi police from Haryana on Monday.
Jharkhand ADG (operations) S. N. Pradhan informed that a team of Jharkhand Police will leave for Delhi soon. The team will interrogate Sami in Delhi.
Meanwhile, following the Sami’s arrest, the residents of Dhatkidih under Bisutpur police station here, which was home to Sami, are in a state of shock.
His family members have been staying on the second floor of A.K. Residency in Dhatkidih since the past two years. Apparently shocked residents were found discussing about the alleged anti-national acts of Sami.
Talking to The Avenue Mail, Md. Nizam who stays near Sami’s erstwhile residence, said, “It is too early to jump to a conclusion.
I think this is preliminary investigation in which Sami has been arrested for having links with the terrorist outfit. But, if it is proved that he is guilty of what the police have claimed, then we will ask the family to vacate the flat and even leave our locality.”
“The owner of the flat does not stay in the steel city and has rented this flat to Mohammed Abdul Sattar, Sami’s father. We will not allow him to reside in the locality,” he said.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, another resident said that Sami’s misdeeds has tarnished image of the entire Dhatkidih locality. “It is an anti national act,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, the officer-in-charge of Bistupur thana, Jitendra Kumar met Sami’s father at the latter’s house this afternoon.
The senior cop later said that he had been to Sattar’s house to know about Sami’s family background.
Sami is the third son among four sons of Sattar. The remaining sons of Sattar – Rashid, Syeed and Rahman – are in Gulf countries, where they are employed in different companies.
A former Tata Steel employee, Sattar used to stay at the company’s quarter in Sakchi till his retirement in 2011.
Then they shifted to Rajak Colony in Dhatkidih where they lived at a rented house before shifting to A K Residency two years ago.
Speaking to the media, Sattar (65) said, “Sami is a religious person. I am confident that he has wrongly been implicated in the case.” Sami is a bachelor, while the rest of his sons are married.