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Hizbul Mujahideen militant arrested in Patna

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | August 23, 2005 14:45 IST

A joint team of Delhi and Patna police personnel has arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant Virendra Kumar Singh in Patna. Police officials said arrested Hizbul militant Singh would be taken to Delhi for interrogation on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told rediff.com that police have evidence to prove that Singh was working for Hizbul Mujahideen, a Kashmir based terrorist group."Singh's name figures in the finance dealing of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Delhi," the official said.

The joint police team after getting intelligence information raided a radio station and arrested Singh on Monday night.

Patna Superintendent of Police R K Rathi said a warrant in connection with terrorist activities has been pending against Singh with the Delhi police. Police suspect that Singh arrived in Patna on Sunday to supply a consignment of fake currency notes to some traders from Gujarat.

Singh is a resident of a village in Bhojpur district in Bihar. He used to regularly visit Patna to meet his brother who runs a school in Rajendra Nagar.


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