State police seek Interpol help

Published: 29th October 2012 12:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2012 12:32 PM   |  A+A-

The city police have sought the help of Interpol to extradite three terror suspects who are presently in Saudi Arabia, the police sources said.

This, is in connection with their alleged role in a conspiracy to assassinate some politicians, religious leaders and journalists.

The police have approached the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to issue red corner notices against Mohammad Abdul Majeed, 47 of Hyderabad, Dr Usmane Ghani, 36, and Mohammad Shahid Faisal, 27.

“At the end of August, 14 suspects were arrested from Bangalore, Hubli and Hyderabad for their alleged links with terror outfits such as LeT and HuJI. Their interrogation revealed that they had connections with Majeed, Ghani and Faisal,” a senior police officer said.

He  added, “As we need to question them, we have approached the CBI to issue red corner notices against the three for their extradition from Saudi Arabia.”

The officer also said that during the investigation it was revealed that the trio were recruiting youths from across the state to carry out terror attacks and had arranged training for two of the suspects, who were arrested earlier in Afghanistan.

“We wrote to the CBI in this connection about a week ago, and further procedures will be conducted by the CBI,” the officer added.

Recently, Dr Ghani’s mother Fathima Abdulla Khan had alleged that her son, who is a doctor at the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, was picked up on October 8 by Saudi police without disclosing the reason for his detention and where he was lodged.


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