Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) suspect Abdul Kader Rahim has been released after 26 hours of interrogation. Rahim was questioned by the Central agencies, including the National Investigation Agency (NIA), along with the Q Branch of Tamil Nadu Police and Kerala Police.
Kochi: After detaining Abdul Kader Rahim for more than 26 hours, Kerala Police released him after failing to find links with Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT). Meanwhile, the police have asked him to present himself before them or other agencies whenever required.
Rahim was questioned by the Central agencies, including National Investigation Agency (NIA), along with the Q Branch of Tamil Nadu Police and Kerala Police, on an intelligence input that members of the dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba had infiltrated into Tamil Nadu.
Two days ago, Rahim with a woman hailing from Wayanad landed in Kerala from Bajarain. The woman was also taken into custody by the police, but was later released.
Rahim was taken into custody from the Ernakulam Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-I hall suspecting him of having links with the six-member Lashkar-e-Taiba gang, which is believed to have entered Tamil Nadu to allegedly carry out terror attacks across the country.
According to sources, the suspect arrived at the court to surrender before the magistrate following reports that the investigation team is searching for him after he landed in Kerala.
Meanwhile, an alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore after a group of six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been suspected of having entered Tamil Nadu through Sri Lanka, according to an intel report.
The alert, which has been issued in the city, says that the group consists of one Pakistan national and five Sri Lankan Tamils.
Security has been intensified in Tamil Nadu following intelligence reports that six IS terrorists from Sri Lanka, including a Pakistan national, have seeped into Coimbatore from the neighbouring island nation.
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Last Updated Aug 26, 2019, 10:32 AM IST