AQIS operative Abdur Rehman sent to Choudwar jail in Odisha

Cuttack: Suspected al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operative Abdur Rehman was today produced before the Salipur Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court and sent to Choudwar Circle Jail here as per the direction of the court.

The next hearing will be held at the Cuttack District and Sessions Judge court, the JMFC court said.

The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch also submitted a 574-page chargesheet against him in the court.

Rehman was yesterday brought to Odisha from Tihar Central Jail in Delhi amid tight security for deposition before the court.

He was earlier produced before the court on May 29 and sent back to Delhi due to absence of the judge.

Accusing Rehman of treason, conspiracy, unlawful activities, training and financing terror activities among others, the STF had filed charge sheet against him at the court in December last year.

Notably, Rehman, a resident of Paschimkachha in Cuttack, was arrested by the Delhi Police on December 16, 2015 on charges of radicalizing youths for terror activities. Later, he was booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Rehman, who ran a madrasa in Tangi area near Cuttack, had alleged links with a man involved in a failed car bomb attack at the Glasgow International Airport in 2007, Odisha police had alleged.

Further, the police had also said that he is a member of AQIS.

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