New Delhi: A day after India was informed by the authorities in Saudi Arabia that they have arrested another suspected terrorist Fasih Mohammed, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to send a team to the Gulf country to discuss the modalities of his extradition.
Fasih’s arrest comes close on the heels of the deportation of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal from Saudi Arabia on June 21. Jundal is proving to be a treasure trove of information for Indian security agencies who are piecing together the missing link in the Mumbai attacks conspiracy.
An engineer by profession, 28-year old Fasih is alleged to have been involved in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bangalore and the shooting incident near Jama Masjid (Delhi) in 2010 and is wanted by both Delhi and Karnataka Police.
On the request of Karnataka and Delhi Police, the CBI had asked the Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against Fasih after which Saudi authorities have conveyed that he has been apprehended by them.
Indian authorities are interacting with Saudi authorities on the formalities to bring him back, they said.
Fasih had reportedly been missing and his wife Nikhat Parveen approached the Supreme Court claiming her husband was in the custody of Central security agencies.
Parveen moved the Supreme Court alleging her husband was picked up by a joint team of Indian and Saudi officials on May 13 for his alleged terror links.
(With PTI inputs)
First Published: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 09:32