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Delhi: Ansarullah Bangla group suspect arrested

10 August 2017

The suspect was transferred to West Bengal police which opened probe against him, the broadcaster added.

Ali, a suspected Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) fugitive, based out of Saudi Arabia, has been on the Delhi police special cell's Wanted List since June 2016.

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He is believed to have been involved in a fake currency racket and is a member of Ansar Bangla - Bangladesh based terror outfit - which has an affiliation with al-Qaeda. The arrest was made on Thursday morning and Raza was handed over to the West Bengal police, which had filed a case against him.

Last Sunday, another terrorist from Ansar Bangla who was identified as Abdullah was arrested by UP ATS.

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Police said that Abdullah was involved in preparing fake identities for terrorists, especially from Bangladesh, and used to help them find safe hideouts in India. He is a resident of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and was operating out of Saudi Arabia, a Delhi police official said. The police said that the accused continuously communicated with the terrorists from Pakistan, Iran and Turkey through social media and mobile phones.

In a successful operation, India has managed to bring back an al-Qaeda operative from Saudi Arabia.

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Delhi: Ansarullah Bangla group suspect arrested