The Bihar Post

Terror suspect involved in 2002 American Centre attack arrested from Bihar


PATNA: A joint police team of three states has arrested a man believed to be involved 2002 shooting at the American Centre in Kolkata.

The team comprising the Gujarat anti-terrorist squad, Jharkhand police and the Bihar police raided Dharmuchak village under Beemchak-Bathani block in Gaya district late Friday night and arrested Mohammad Sarwar, a suspected SIMI operative.

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The Gujarat anti-terrorist squad had recently nabbed another suspected SIMI operative from Aurangabad district in connection with the attack on the American Centre. Based on his revelation another alleged SIMI operative later nabbed from Gaya district, police said.

“The man was arrested in a joint operation by the police of three states,” Gaya district superintendent of police Garima Malick told the media today.

Two Islamist militants on a motorcycle fired at policemen outside the American Center on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata on January 22, 2002, killing six people and wounding more than a dozen others.

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