NEW DELHI: Top Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Bilal Ahmad Kawa, suspected behind the Red Fort terror attack in 2000, has been arrested by authorities on Wednesday evening.
The 37-year-old terrorist was nabbed during a joint operation by the Special Cell of Delhi Police and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).
Kawa was arrested from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport at around 6 pm.
Authorities are currently questioning the suspected terrorist.
Photo of suspected LeT terrorist Bilal Ahmed Kawa arrested in a joint operation by Special Cell of Delhi Police and Gujarat ATS from Delhi Airport for alleged involvement in terror attack on Red Fort in the year 2000. pic.twitter.com/PIDTAchwBI
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On December 22, 2000, six terrorists stormed in to the Red Fort and opened indiscriminate firing on the guards of seventh battalion of Rajputana Rifles. Three people, including a civilian, were killed.
Despite retaliation by the Army, the terrorists managed to flee through the Fort's rear wall.