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NIA in pursuit of accused Ghani

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 10:19am IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: dna
After being released by the Saudi Arabia police, Dr Usman Ghani, who was recently released by the Saudi Arabia police, is now under the surveillance of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The NIA is awaiting his return to India to take him into custody.

After being released by the Saudi Arabia police, Dr Usman Ghani, who was recently released by the Saudi Arabia police, is now under the surveillance of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities. The NIA is awaiting his return to India to take him into custody.

Ghani, a resident of Hubli, was taken into custody by the Bangalore city police in 2008 over his alleged involvement in the Hubli-Bangalore terror plot. He was released shortly, as the police failed to substantiate the allegations against him. After his release, Ghani went on to work as a medical practitioner at National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

While in Riyadh, he was once again taken into custody by the local police there who were acting on a request from the Bangalore police. He was released 21 days later, as the Bangalore police again failed to produce substantial evidence to support the allegation.

However, after the arrest of 15 other terror suspects, the city police now claim to have gathered the evidence required for his arrest.

Since this case may have international ramifications, the NIA has taken it over and begun investigation.The NIA has already questioned many suspects of the Hubli-Bangalore terror module, including Obedur Rahman of Hyderabad and Akram from Maharastra.    




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