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Al Qaeda operatives were radicalising youths: SSP

The two al Qaeda operatives, remanded in police custody by a local court on Tuesday, were involved in radicalisation of youths during their frequent visits to Jamshedpur, a top police official said. 

Abdul Rehman Katki, who was arrested by an STF team of Delhi from Cuttack in December last and Abdul Sami, arrested from Haryana in January last, were taken on seven days’ remand on Tuesday, East Singhbhum SSP Anoop T Mathew said. 

The duo will be interrogated about their possible network in the steel city as well as in Jharkhand, he said. Sami had already confessed that he had received training in Pakistan.

Mathew said both of them were involved in motivating youths here to join their organisation. Mathew  said in January the district police had apprehended two other suspected operatives – Ahmed Masood Akram Sheikh and Nasim Akhtar.
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