American Centre attack 2002: Imam Hasan sent to 11 days’ police custody

Hasan was a member of the Asif Raza Commando Force (ARCF), which had links with terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jihadi-e-Islam or HuJi, which had attacked the American Centre in 2002.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: October 5, 2016 1:10 am
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Imam Hasan, one of the accused in the 2002 American Centre terror attack in the city, was produced before Bankshal court on Tuesday, which remanded him to police custody till October 15. He was brought to the city on Tuesday by Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) after the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested him from Aurangabad in Bihar three days ago.

Hasan was a member of the Asif Raza Commando Force (ARCF), which had links with terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jihadi-e-Islam or HuJi, which had attacked the American Centre in 2002. He had been absconding for the past fourteen years.

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According to a source, his role in the attack was that he had been involved in the logistics and had provided motorcycles to the attackers. He will be probed by CID in the case, as well as in an old abduction case of the owner of Khadim, added the source.

Hasan was arrested by the ATS based on a tip-off pertaining to his whereabouts. He has also been named in the kidnapping case of two Rajkot-based jewellers in November 2000, which involved a ransom of Rs 1.5 crore.

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