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I breached PM's security: HuJI militant

The city police arrest a Bangladeshi national and suspected HuJI activist, who had allegedly managed to breach the security of prime minister, reports Ashok Das.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2007 03:35 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times

THE CITY police on Monday arrested a Bangladeshi national and suspected Harkat-ul-Jehad al-Islam (HuJI) activist, who had allegedly managed to breach the security of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Shivraj Patil in April this year.

City police sources said that Sadiq-ur-Rahman, a 26-year-old Bangladeshi was arrested from Kisanbagh in the old city area in the course of routine checking for illegal immigrants. During interrogation, he revealed that he had attended a meeting at Delhi`s Vigyan Bhavan during April 21 to 23 in which Prime Minister, UPA chairperson and Union Home Minister participated.

Police said that they recovered bank passbooks, a telephone directory and other important documents from his possession. The bank passbooks showed several remittances of sizeable amounts from UK and Pakistan. Similarly the telephone directory contained details of 200 odd contacts from Bangladesh, Pakistan and UK.

He revealed that he came to India in 2005 by paying 750 taka (Bangladesh rupees) to brokers, who helped him to cross the border. He worked for sometime in Assam and thereafter moved to Deoband. He came to Hyderabad some six months back and was working in a Madrassa at Kisanbagh since then.

During the period, he had managed to obtain a driving license and ration card, using local contacts and bribing local government functionaries.

First Published: Nov 13, 2007 03:30 IST