Son of retired Major General arrested in Goa for suspected 'terror links'

Samir Sardana was picked up from Vasco railway station after he was found "wandering suspiciously".

Updated: Feb 04, 2016, 10:13 AM IST
PlaySon of retired Major General arrested in Goa for suspected 'terror links'

Dehradun: Samir Sardana, a 44-year-old man and a native of Dehradun, has been arrested from Goa on suspicion of having links with terrorist outfits, it emerged on Thursday.

The man in question is a son of Major General and a Doon School alumni, according to reports.

The police have claimed that Sardana is a Hindu who practices Islam. He is presently in custody of the Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) of Goa Police.

Sardana was picked up from Vasco Railway Station after railway authorities noted something suspicious about his activities. The arrested person booked a dormitory room online from his laptop for three consecutive times in the last week.

After he was arrested, his suspected links with the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State also came to the fore.

Sardana is a chartered accountant by profession and has been associated with several MNCs like Accenture, and had worked in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

When the police arrested the Dehradun-based youth, he was carrying a laptop, five passports and four mobile phones.

Speaking to 'Times Of India', Goa DGP TN Mohan said the officials are yet to find anything concrete to link him with any terror outfit.

However, ATS sources have revealed that the officials have come across some letter and emails of Sardana, "which are to be decoded and which indicate that he had collected information of previous bomb blasts in the country".

He was arrested under Section 41 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).