Al-Qaeda recruiter arrested in Cuttack
The suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Abdur Rahman, who was was asked to recruit Indian youths to work for terror organisations was arrested from Cuttack in Odisha on December 16th. According to Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate police Chief Rajendra Prasad Sharma, Abdur Rehman had met another suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Mohammed Asif in Bangalore.
"In Bangalore, Abdur Rehman had met Mohammed Asif, who was arrested from Delhi. Earlier, Asif had received a message from a Pakistani al-Qaeda co-ordinator in which he had been asked to discuss with Rahman for recruitments," Commissioner of Police R P Sharma told reporters
Asif had received a message from a Pakistani al-Qaeda coordinator in which he had been asked to discuss with Rahman for recruitment. Asif was arrested in Dellhi
Asked whether Rahman had actually recruited anyone from Odisha, Sharma said, "A police team will soon leave for Jharkhand to verify from the students of madrasa illegally run by Rahman." He added that "Any indoctrination of radical ideas of pupils coming from Jharkhand to the madrasa and facilitating any recruitment through the Islamic seminary would be investigated."
According to Sharma, Rahman frequently visited Ranchi and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.
A five member police team is leaving Bhubaneswar today to coordinate with the special cell of Delhi police. The team will collect information about Rehman's foreign links and financial transactions. Rehman is currently in a 12-day custody of Delhi police.