National Investigation Agency wants Sabeel Ahmed deported

Ahmed is from Bengaluru and is presently said to be working in a hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reportedly approached the Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Dr Sabeel Ahmed in the 2012 Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terror conspiracy case to eliminate some Right wing political leaders, police officers and media people in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh after they identified him as ‘Motu Doctor,’ who is accused number 21 in the third supplementary chargesheet in case number RC04/2012.

Ahmed is from Bengaluru and is presently said to be working in a hospital in Saudi Arabia. He was earlier imprisoned in the UK after his elder brother Kafeel had led a botched terror attack and crashed a burning jeep into the Glasgow International Airport terminal in June 2007. He was later released and deported to India in 2008.

“The NIA is in the process of getting an RCN against Dr Sabeel Ahmed after they identified him as Motu Doctor, who is accused number 21 in the LeT and HuJI terror conspiracy case. The agency needs to question him on the conspiracy and his role in it. Based on the NIA’s request in February, the NIA special court in Bengaluru had issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Dr Sabeel Ahmed in the 2012 conspiracy case. He is likely to be deported to India,” said an official source.

“The NIA investigation had reportedly revealed Ahmed’s identity and the interrogation of 57-year-old Asadullah Khan alias Abu Sufiyan – an alleged LeT operative and an accused in the 2012 conspiracy, who was arrested by the agency after he was deported from Saudi Arabia in December last year, also helped in uncovering the identity of Motu Doctor. Sufiyan has allegedly revealed the names of the key conspirators, including Ahmed, who he had met in Dammam and Riyadh in 2011,” the source said.

Ahmed had earlier vehemently denied the charges against him and in an email to his lawyer in 2013 had stated that no one had ever referred to him as ‘Motu Doctor’.

“I am completely unaware about anything connected to the Bengaluru conspiracy case… I state with all the power at my disposal that I did not know about any involvement of any of the accused persons named in the case... I am also given to understand that I am accused of financing and giving logistical support to the plot… I don’t know how I can contribute to the logistics of something whose very existence was and is not known to me,” he had stated in the email three years ago.

Ahmed may also be wanted by the Delhi police (Special Cell), which is investigating the Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) case after the alleged key AQIS recruiter Maulana Abdul Rehman Khan, who was arrested in December last year from Jagatpur in Odisha reportedly told the police that he had met Ahmed in Bengaluru between 2009 and 2010.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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