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Red Fort attack suspect arrested from Delhi airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a joint operation, the Police and ATS today arrested a man, suspected to be involved in the 2000 Red Fort attack, here, police said.

The Anti-Squad informed the Police that one Bilal Ahmed Kawa, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case, was travelling from to Delhi, they said.

Kawa, who was suspected to be linked to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was arrested in the evening from the T-3 terminal of the Airport and his questioning is underway, the police said.

of said Kawa was arrested around 6 pm.

Another said 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 was hiding in Kashmir, the police said.

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

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 23:55 IST