Cuttack, Nov 29: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided a house in Samantarapur village in an area coming under the Kishorenagar police station here Wednesday, and detained a man suspected to have links with LeT. The agency, however, released the man later after questioning.
A six-member NIA team detained the suspect, Akhtar Hussein Khan, from his rented house and took him to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Hussein Khan belongs to Kusumandal village in an area coming under Nemal police station, and had been staying in Samantarapur since five years. He was believed to be running a business in Kolkata, according to locals. Sources said that Khan had returned to his house from Kolkata Tuesday night.
The NIA team, with the help of police, raided Khan’s house at 7 am and examined various documents and bank passbooks for at least five hours. Later, he was taken to an undisclosed location under tight security.
Sources said that before starting his business in Kolkata, Khan had been working in Saudi Arabia. But his wife Asraf Nisha and son Ilyas were staying at Samantarapur.
Khan was under NIA scanner and the NIA team raided his house immediately after coming to know that he was in Orissa. The NIA team did not give details to newspersons about the links of Hussein Khan with Let while taking him into custody.
The NIA arrest comes two years after it nabbed a suspected Al-Qaeda agent named Abdur Rehman from a village in Jagatpur police station limits. He was running a madrasa and was allegedly engaged in terror activities. (Post News Network)