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Odisha Police STF to visit New Delhi to interrogate Rahman

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A team of the special task force (STF) of will soon visit to interrogate Habibur Rahman, one of the handlers of Lashkar-e -Taiba (LeT) terrorist alias Nomi, arrested recently.

Habibur, alias Habib, is a native of district in Odisha.

"A team led by DIG will leave for New Delhi very soon to interrogate with the permission of the National Investigation Team (NIA)," Odisha police's Crime Branch ADGP S K told reporters here.

The ADGP said the team will interrogate Rahman on his Odisha link and his modus operandi on terror activities in the state.

"It will also seek details on how many times he had accompanied the Pakistan-based (LeT) terrorist Shaikh Abdul Naeem to Odisha," said.

Rahman was arrested by the NIA in on August 6 after being deported from

Naeem has been charge-sheeted along with 10 other co-accused including Rahman.

It is alleged that Habibur had arranged hideouts and funds for Naeem on different occasions.

of Police (DGP) and had yesterday said that the was ready to provide all assistance to the NIA in its investigation.

Mir Aainuddin, the father of Habibur Rahaman, had yesterday said his son should be punished if he is found to be involved in any terror activities.

Aainuddin, a native of Mirmahala hamlet in Tendakuda gram panchayat of district, said the family had not been in touch with Rahaman for 12 years as he was disowned for marrying outside his religion.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:15 IST