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2000 Red Fort attack suspect sent to 10-day police custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A man, arrested in connection with the 2000 attack case, was today sent to 10-day police custody by a

allowed the plea of Police seeking 10 days custody of Bilal Ahmed Kawa, who arrested yesterday from airport in a joint operation of the and Anti-Squad (ATS).

Three people, including two Army jawans, were killed in the December 22, 2000 attack.

According to the police, the ATS informed it that Kawa, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case, was travelling from to Delhi.

Kawa, who was suspected to be linked with Lashkar-e- Toiba, was arrested last evening from the T-3 terminal of the Delhi Airport, the police said, adding that money to the tune of Rs 29.50 lakh was transferred through hawala in various accounts, including those of Kawa, to fund the attack.

Kawa was on the run since 2000 and hiding in Kashmir, it claimed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:25 IST