LeT terrorist linked to 2007 UK airport assault mastermind in NIA custody


New Delhi, August 29

In a significant breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, who’s carefully associated to the mastermind of the 2007 Glasgow airport assault, after he was dropped at India from Saudi Arabia, officers mentioned on Saturday.

According to senior NIA officers associated to the probe, Shabeel Ahmed was dropped at India late Friday.

Ahmed had moved from Bengaluru to Saudi Arabia in 2010-11. He was additionally arrested in reference to the 2007 assault during which an individual died, mentioned an NIA official requesting anonymity.

The official mentioned that Ahmed is the cousin of the UK airport assault mastermind Kafeel Ahmed.

The anti-terror probe company officers mentioned Ahmed was additionally wished in a case registered by the Delhi Police Special Cell in 2015 and was declared a proclaimed offender by a Delhi courtroom on July 12, 2016.

In August 2017, the Indian companies had introduced in one other Al Qaeda within the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) suspect named Syed Mohammed Zishan Ali from Saudi Arabia. He is believed to be married to Ahmed’s sister.

The official mentioned that the function of Ahmed in India got here below scrutiny after the Special Cell busted a significant AQIS community, with the arrest of Cuttack-based cleric Abdul Rehman and others in December 2015.

According to company officers, Rehman allegedly advised the police that he met Ahmed in Bengaluru in 2009, shortly after the latter had returned from the UK after serving a sentence.

The official added that Ahmed can be produced earlier than a courtroom later within the day in Delhi. He will likely be taken to different locations, together with Bengaluru, for additional investigation on transit remand. IANS



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