Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Odisha Police today registered a case against suspected al Qaeda terrorist Abdur Rahman who was arrested from Cuttak by Delhi Police on
"A case has been registered against Rahman at Jagatpur police station here under several sections of Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act," Bhubaneswar-Cuttack
Commissioner of Police RP Sharma said.
Police have seized all bank accounts of the cleric, who is currently on a 12-day remand of Delhi police following his arrest from his residence in Cuttack.
Sharma said Rahman had links in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He is said to have gone to Pakistan for training along with another operative, Mohammed Asif of Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh, in 2013.
Asif has already been arrested by Delhi Police.
Cuttack city Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjib Arora said bank accounts operated by the suspected terrorist of al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) for last ten years
are being scrutinised.
He, however, refused to divulge details but said prima facie it appears that Rahman was engaged in unlawful activities. Highly placed police officials said on condition of
anonymity that three accounts of Rahman in banks located here have already been detected. One of the accounts verified so far has revealed that a large amount from a "doubtful source" in London was credited in his account recently.
Soon after his arrest on Wednesday, Rahman was taken to New Delhi the same day by Delhi police on transit remand.
However, the Odisha police began investigations into his antecedents and booked him under UAPA after obtaining sanction
from the Centre.
Meanwhile, the district administration after finding that Rehman was running the madrasa illegally at Tangi in Cuttack has decided to repatriate the students to their parents.
Over 80 students, most of them from neighbouring Jharkhand, were studying in it.