ATS gets transit remand of suspected Bangladeshi terrorist

Abdullah, who was arrested yesterday by the ATS, is allegedly associated with Islamic extremist group Ansarullah Bangla Team.

Published: 07th August 2017 11:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2017 11:09 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUZAFFARNAGAR/LUCKNOW: A Muzaffarnagar court today granted the transit remand of a suspected Bangladeshi terrorist to Uttar Pradesh police's Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), which will produce him in a Lucknow court tomorrow to seek his custody.     

Chief Judicial Magistrate Gopal Tiwari allowed the ATS transit remand of Abdullah after which it took him to Lucknow.     

Abdullah, who was arrested yesterday by the ATS, is allegedly associated with Islamic extremist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).     

He was living in Kutesara locality in Charthawal area of Muzaffarnagar for the past one month, Inspector General, ATS, Asim Arun said.     

During interrogation, Abdullah told ATS sleuths that he used to prepare fake identity proofs with the help of one Faizan, resident of Deoband, IG Arun said.     

"The main task before the ATS, as of now, is to arrest Faizan who, according to Abdullah, used to help him prepare fake identity proofs," the IG was quoted as saying by an ATS spokesperson in Lucknow.     

Meanwhile, five youth were today called for interrogation in connection with the case and were let off as they were not found involved in the crime, the IG said.     

Earlier, Abdullah had been residing in the Deoband area of Saharanpur district since 2011. He had managed to get an Aadhaar card and passport prepared on the basis of fake identity, the officer said.     

He was associated with the ABT and involved in preparing fake identity proofs of terrorists, especially from Bangladesh, and help them find safe hideouts in India, Arun alleged.   

According to the police, ABT is an Al-Qaeda inspired Islamic extremist group based in Bangladesh.     

ATS teams from Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and the district police team from Shamli conducted searches after Abdullah's arrest, the police said.     

On the material recovered from Faizan's room in Deoband, the ATS spokesperson said some radical literature and incriminting documents were seized from there. 

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