Suspected terrorist involved in 2000 Red Fort attack held in Delhi

Red Fort terror attack suspect arrested from Delhi's IGI Airport

2000 Red Fort Terror Attack: LeT terrorist Bilal Ahmed Kawa arrested at Delhi's IGI Airport

Gujarat Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday claimed to have arrested alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist who was wanted for fidayeen attack at Delhi's Red Fort from Indira Gandhi International airport.

"The militant we arrested travelled to Delhi from Srinagar in a flight", Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) MM Oberoi said.

Advocate Uzair Ronga, while talking to Kashmir News Bureau stated-"Bilal Ahmad Kawa is in no way involved in any terror activities.He has travelled Delhi scores of times and was never absconding.He was busy with the normal chorus of life running his leather business".

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According to a police official, money amounting to about Rs 29.50 lakh was transferred through hawala links to different accounts, including those of the arrested terror suspect, to fund the attack in which three army men were killed. In their remand application, police told the court that Kawa was hiding in Kashmir under an "assumed, fabricated" identity until his cover was blown a few days ago. Mohammad Arif from Pakistan's Abbottabad, who planned the attack, and 10 others have already been convicted in the case. "As this wasn't enough to support his wife and three children, he chose to look for a job in Delhi", police sources said.

On the evening of December 22, 2000, LeT terrorists sneaked into the Red Fort and began firing indiscriminately.

His family said that Kawa on January 10 had gone to Delhi for a medical check-up.

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