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Court issues production warrant against Al-Qaeda suspect

NEW DELHI:  A Delhi court today issued a production warrant against a British national, in custody on charges of allegedly recruiting youths for al-Qaeda to carry out terror activities, after the NIA sought his presence in the court.

Shamiun Rahman, who is of Bangladeshi origin and against whom the warrant was issued for tomorrow, was arrested in September by the Delhi Police for his alleged involvement in recruiting Rohingya Muslims for the terror outfit and train them to fight against the Myanmarese army.

District Judge Poonam A Bamba directed the Tihar Central Jail authorities to produce the 27-year-old accused before the court after an application was moved by National Investigation Agency (NIA) seeking his physical presence before the court, which was supported by the advocate for the accused also.

The case was recently transferred from the Delhi police to the NIA.

The accused had moved an application before a city court alleging that he was sexually harassed by the jail security personnel and inhuman behaviour was meted out to him by them.

The court had sought a response from the jail authorities on that application.

The Special Cell of the police had earlier alleged that the process of radicalisation of Rahman alias Raju Bhai began in a jail in London where he was lodged on charges of rash driving.

During this period, he stayed at various madrassas in Kishanganj (Bihar), Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), NCR and other places, the Delhi police had said, adding that the accused had plans to set up base in Mizoram or Manipur to train the radicalised youths.

An FIR was filed by the special cell after his arrest under various provisions relating to the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Arms Act and Passport Act. (AGENCIES)

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