Indian, Pakistani terror suspects held in Dhaka
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Indian, Pakistani terror suspects held in Dhaka

Bangladesh has been a base for terror camps set up by terrorists from several S Asian nations since many years.

india Updated: Oct 05, 2006 11:50 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Two youths, one from Pakistan's Punjab province and the other with an address in Srinagar, have been detained in Dhaka on suspicion of their involvement in terrorism.

The New Age newspaper said Tareq Ahmed Dar, 29, of Nageen, Hazaratbal, Srinagar, and Faisal Naim, 30, of Khan-e-Bal in Punjab province, were nabbed during a raid on a house in Baridhara, Dhaka's upmarket suburb.

Media reports in Bangladesh and India have for long alleged the presence in Dhaka of fugitives from other South Asian countries, engaged in terrorism, allegedly monitored by Al-Qaeda and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Indian terrorists have also been using safe havens in Bangladesh to conduct their operations, according to these reports. However, the Bangladesh government has denied the allegations.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) produced the two in a court on charges of holding fake travel documents. Held first on September 16, they were remanded in police custody for the third time on Wednesday, the report said.

First Published: Oct 05, 2006 11:50 IST