2000 Red Fort terror attack suspect sent to 10-day police custody

PTI
Published Jan 11, 2018, 12:30 pm IST
Updated Jan 11, 2018, 4:53 pm IST
Three people, including two Army jawans, were killed in the December 22, 2000 Red Fort attack.
Kawa, who was suspected to be linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was arrested from the Delhi Airport. (Photo: ANI)
 Kawa, who was suspected to be linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was arrested from the Delhi Airport. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: A man arrested in connection with the 2000 Red Fort attack case, was on Thursday sent to 10-day police custody by a Delhi court.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat allowed the plea of Delhi Police seeking 10 days custody of Bilal Ahmed Kawa, who was arrested on Wednesday from Delhi airport in a joint operation of the Delhi Police and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

 

Three people, including two Army jawans, were killed in the December 22, 2000 Red Fort attack.

According to the police, the Gujarat ATS informed it that Kawa, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case, was travelling from Srinagar to Delhi.

Kawa, who was suspected to be linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was arrested from the T-3 terminal of the Delhi Airport.

The police said that money to the tune of Rs 29.50 lakh was transferred through hawala in various bank accounts, including those of Kawa, to fund the attack.

Kawa was on the run since 2000 and was hiding in Kashmir, it claimed.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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