08/01/2016 9:41 AM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:43 PM IST

Bengaluru Madrasa Teacher Arrested For Alleged Links With Al-Qaeda

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NEW DELHI -- Delhi Police has arrested a madrasa teacher from Bangalore for suspected links with al-Qaeda, police said yesterday.

The accused, identified as Maulana Anzar Shah, was arrested on Wednesday from Bangalore by a team of Delhi Police's Special Cell and was produced before a court on Thursday, which sent him to police custody till 20 January, said a senior police officer.

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Shah is suspected to have links with the al-Qaeda module in the Indian sub-continent and allegedly met members of the module, unearthed by Delhi Police around a month ago, said the officer.

"Investigation is underway. Further details will emerge during Shah's interrogation," the officer said.

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