Red Fort attack case: Suspected LeT operative Bilal Ahmad Kawa sent to police remand

Suspected LeT operative Bilal Ahmad Kawa was arrested from the Delhi airport by Special Cell of Delhi Police and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad.

Red Fort attack case: Suspected LeT operative Bilal Ahmad Kawa sent to police remand

New Delhi: Bilal Ahmad Kawa, a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist, wanted for his alleged role in 2000 Red Fort terror attack case, was on Thursday sent to a 10-day police remand by a Delhi court.

Bilal was apprehended by the Special Cell of Delhi Police and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), in a joint operation at the Delhi airport on Wednesday night.

The 37-year-old Bilal was apprehended after the Gujarat ATS got a tip-off regarding his movement from Srinagar to Delhi.

On December 22, 2000, terrorists linked to LeT had sneaked into the Red Fort and opened indiscriminate fire on the guards of the 7th battalion of Rajputana Rifles, killing three persons, including a civilian.

The terrorists had managed to flee through the Fort's rear wall.

Earlier, terrorist Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, who was convicted in the case, had been awarded death sentence. 

(With ANI inputs)

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