Suspected Lashkar member allowed to be taken to Kolkata

NEW DELHI - A city court Monday allowed Kolkata Police to interrogate Mohammed Omar Madni, an alleged aide of Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, in a case of fake currency.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Sunil Choudhary allowed a plea of the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police for Madni’s remand for his questioning in the recovery of fake currency with the nominal value of Rs.60,000 from the West Bengal capital.

The court also directed the Tihar jail authorities to hand over Madni to Kolkata Police and that he be presented before a court in Kolkata on of before July 1.

The 50-year-old Madni, a resident of Bihar who acquired a Nepalese citizenship, was arrested here on June 4. He is accused of acting as recruitment agent of the Pakistan-based terror group. He was named in the fake currency case in Kolkata by four people who were arrested there earlier.

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