Red Fort Attack: Accused 'LeT operative' arrested after 18 years
New Delhi : An accused LeT operative in 2000 Red Fort attack has been nabbed from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
The cops claimed that the bank account of the accused, identified as Bilal Ahmad Kawa, was used for the transaction of hawala money for terror operations at Red Fort and Kashmir.
On December 22, 2000, three Indian Army men were killed after militants had open fired at a Red Fort in Delhi. At least 11 people - including mastermind Mohammad Arif from Pakistan’s Abbottabad - have been convicted in the case, Kawa was absconding.
The arrest was made by a joint team of Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad and Delhi Police’s Special Cell, said DCP (special cell) P S Kushwaha.
Police sources said the Gujarat ATS received a tip-off that Kawa would be on a flight to Delhi. On the basis of the information, the joint team nabbed him from the airport just after he landed.
On interrogation, Kawa revealed that he was changing his locations frequently in last 18 years to stay away from the arrest but in last few months he was majorly living in Kashmir.
The revelation, however, still awaits a cross check by the police.