Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested Mohammed Kalimuddin Mujahiri, who is a wanted member of the banned 'Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent'(AQIS) terrorist group.  He was arrested in Jamshedpur on Saturday (September 21). The AQIS terrorist worked as a maulana at a local madrassa in Jamshedpur.

According to reports, the accused was a close aide of Abdul Rahman Katki, who was arrested in 2016 from a madrassa in Cuttack.  Police said Kalimuddin recruited youths for jihad and encouraged people for the same.

The accused also sent people from India to Pakistan Al-Qaeda and Indian Mujahideen training camps. Kalimuddin was absconding for the past three years, according to sources.  An FIR against Kalimuddin at Bishtupur Police Station under sections of the Arms Act, CLA Act and UAPA Act was lodged on January 25, 2016, the source mentioned.

During questioning, Kalimuddin also gave out vital information related to terrorist organisations.  Kalimuddin added that he has recruited several people after inspiring them for the sake of jihad. Some of whom are in jail, while some are being trained in foreign countries. Kalimuddin has travelled to several foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Africa and Bangladesh, according to reports.