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Arrested Al-Qaeda operative moves Delhi court seeking nod to serve as doctor in Tihar jail

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2021 17:27 IST


New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): Sabeel Ahmed, terror accused and Bengaluru-based doctor, on Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking direction to jail authorities to allow him to assist the prison administration in tackling COVID-19 cases.
Advocate MS Khan, representing Ahmed in the court, stated Ahmed's experience and expertise being a medical professional would be helpful in dealing with the surge in COVID-19 cases and treatment of inmates in Tihar's Central Jail.
The plea has been moved before additional session judge Dharmender Rana. Next hearing scheduled to be held on Saturday.

Earlier, a Delhi court had sent Sabeel Ahmed to judicial custody.
Special Cell of Delhi Police had arrested Ahmed recently and brought him to Delhi from Bengaluru on 10-day transit police custody in connection with a matter relating to allegedly trying to establish the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).
In August last year, Dr Sabeel Ahmed, an alleged al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operative, was brought to Delhi from Saudi Arabia. He was arrested by NIA in connection with a case that pertains to a conspiracy hatched by members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami to commit subversive activities and wage war against the Government of India. The NIA has charge-sheeted him before the NIA Special Court in Bengaluru.
Ahmed is a cousin of 2007 Glasgow international airport (United Kingdom) attack mastermind Kafeel Ahmed. (ANI)

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