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PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 17:08 IST India

A team of the special task

force (STF) of Odisha Police will soon visit New Delhi to

interrogate Habibur Rahman, one of the handlers of Lashkar-e

-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Shaikh Abdul Naeem alias Nomi, arrested


Habibur, alias Habib, is a native of Kendrapara

district in Odisha.

"A STF team led by DIG Himanshu Lal will leave for New

Delhi very soon to interrogate Habibur Rahman with the

permission of the National Investigation Team (NIA)," Odisha

police's Crime Branch ADGP S K Upadhya told reporters here.

The ADGP said the team will interrogate Rahman on his

Odisha link and his modus operandi on terror activities in the


"It will also seek details on how many times he had

accompanied the Pakistan-based (LeT) terrorist Shaikh Abdul

Naeem to Odisha," Upadhya said.

Rahman was arrested by the NIA in New Delhi on August

6 after being deported from Saudi Arabia.

Naeem has been charge-sheeted along with 10 other

co-accused including Rahman.

It is alleged that Habibur had arranged hideouts and

funds for Naeem on different occasions.

Acting Director General of Police (DGP) and

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty

had yesterday said that the Odisha Police was ready to provide

all assistance to the NIA in its investigation.

Mir Aainuddin, the father of Habibur Rahaman, had

yesterday said his son should be punished if he is found to be

involved in any terror activities.

Aainuddin, a native of Mirmahala hamlet in Tendakuda

gram panchayat of Kendrapara district, said the family had not

been in touch with Rahaman for 12 years as he was disowned for

marrying outside his religion.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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