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UAE extradites suspected Al Badr man to India

A 35-year-old man, wanted in connection with seizure of communication equipment meant for terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir five years ago, has been extradited from Dubai and arrested here, police said today.



New Delhi: A 35-year-old man, wanted in
connection with seizure of communication equipment meant for
terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir five years ago, has been
extradited from Dubai and arrested here, police said today.

Sheikh Sajjad, suspected to be linked to terror outfit
Al Badr, was extradited on Saturday from Dubai where he was
detained for his alleged involvement in sending hi-tech
communication equipment, including satellite phones, meant for
the militants. The consignment from Jeddah was seized at IGI
airport.

Upon his arrival here, Sajjad was arrested by Special
Cell which produced him before duty magistrate on Sunday.
Yesterday, he was again produced before the court which sent
him to police custody till May 16.

Police had sought 14 days` custody but the court
allowed only nine days.
Sajjad`s lawyer said that his client had claimed that
he was in a Gulf jail for the past four and a half years after
India alerted authorities there about him.

Police had claimed that the Customs Preventive Unit
had on June 8, 2005 seized a consignment from Saudi Arabian
city Jeddah which included satellite phones and high-frequency
wireless sets.

The consignment had landed up at the cargo complex
of the IGI and was to be delivered at Srinagar.

Investigators found the presence of 40 Thuraya
satellite phones, dozens of high frequency wireless sets,
detonators and powder like substance during packet mapping.

Mohd Amin Khan, a resident of Srinagar who approached
the customs officials to claim the consignment, was arrested a
week later.

At his instance, one Ubaid was also apprehended, a
senior police official said, adding their interrogation led
them to Sajjad.

Ubaid was later acquitted by a court while Amin, who
had a shoe shop in Chandni Chowk, was sentenced to ten years`
imprisonment in this case.

PTI

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