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Bangalore madrassa teacher arrested for links with al-Qaeda

The Accused, Identified As Maulana Anzar Shah, Was Arrested On Wednesday From Bangalore By A Team Of Delhi Police’s Special Cell And Was Today Produced Before A Court Here, Which Sent Him To Police Custody Till January 20, Said A Senior Police Officer.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Jan 2016, 09:23:13 AM

New Delhi:

Delhi Police has arrested a madrassa teacher from Bangalore for suspected links with al-Qaeda, police said.

The accused, identified as Maulana Anzar Shah, was arrested on Wednesday from Bangalore by a team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell and was today produced before a court here, which sent him to police custody till January 20, said a senior police officer.

Shah is suspected to have links with the al-Qaeda module in the Indian sub-continent and allegedly met members of the module, unearthed by Delhi Police around a month ago, said the officer.

“Investigation is underway. Further details will emerge during Shah’s interrogation,” the officer said. 

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First Published : 08 Jan 2016, 09:21:00 AM