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Indian militant remanded to 7 days of custody in Bangladesh

world Updated: Jul 18, 2009 20:12 IST

A top operative of India's outlawed Asif Reza Commando Force, the militant also closely linked to HuJI and LeT who has been arrested in Bangladesh was today remanded to seven days of police custody.

Police had said on Friday that they have arrested Mufty Obaidullah after one and a half months of manhunt while he was hiding in Bangladesh for the past 14 years. Police said Obaidullah would be charged for intrusion under Passport Act.

"Metropolitan Magistrate Abdul Majid granted the seven days remand against a police prayer for 10 days," a court official said.

A police official familiar with the process earlier said Obaidullah was an operative of ARCF, which had claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the American Centre in Kolkata in 2002 while he was charged with the task of organising the outfit's Bangladesh chapter.

Obaidullah is also linked to Harkatul Jihad Bangladesh and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

A resident of West Bengal's Haora district Obaidullah claimed that he was "just hiding in Bangladesh" since 1995 as a manhunt was underway in India for him and was not involved in any militant campaign.

Detective policemen arrested Obaidullah, who claimed him to be an Afghan resistance veteran and capable of running all heavy and light military weapons, in line with statements of earlier arrested Indian underworld operative Dawdood Merchant.