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Al-Qaeda terrorist arrested in Jamshedpur

An FIR had been lodged against him in 2016 under the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Acts

By PTI in Jamshedupur

  • Published 22.09.19, 7:10 PM
  • Updated 22.09.19, 7:10 PM
Police said the arrested man, Mohammad Kallimuddin Muzahiri, was preparing people for terror attacks
Police said the arrested man, Mohammad Kallimuddin Muzahiri, was preparing people for terror attacks iStock

The Anti-Terrorism Squad of Jharkhand Police has arrested an Al-Qaeda terrorist from Jamshedpur, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

On a tip-off, a team of the ATS nabbed Mohammad Kallimuddin Muzahiri near Tatanagar railway station on Saturday, ATS superintendent of police Vijaya Laxmi said.

Active with Al-Qaeda's Indian sub-committee organisation, he was preparing youth for jihad and terror acts, police said.

A resident of Azad Nagar in Mango area of the steel city, Muzahiri was absconding for about three years. The police had earlier attached his property, the SP said.

According to a police press note, Muzahiri, an active terrorist of the banned Al-Qaeda group, was named in an FIR dated January 25, 2016, lodged with the Bistupur police station, under various sections of the IPC and the Arms Acts, among others.

Muzahiri has travelled to Saudi Arabia, Africa, Bangladesh, Asansol, Kolkata, Gujarat, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh in connection with terror acts, it said.

Earlier, he had influenced some youths into jihad, sending them to terror training camps in foreign countries, including Pakistan, the note said.

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