Cuttack: Tangi police on Saturday asked a group of six students and instructors to leave the madrasa maintained by suspected Al-Qaeda agent Abdur Rehman, who is at present in the custody of Delhi police for his link with the terrorist outfit.
Police sources said the gathering from neighboring Jharkhand has been requested that return to their local spot as the religious instructive foundation was working without due authorization of the State Wakf Board after police had closed it down after Rehman’s arrest.
Police officials said arrangements will be made for the group’s safe return to Jharkhand.
During the investigation after the arrest of Rehman in December last, police also came to know that Rehman had not sought prior permission from Wakf Board to run the institution. Nearly 80 students, most of them from Jharkhand, were studying in the Madrasa before it was closed.
Delhi police and the Twin City Commissionerate Police had arrested 37-year-old Rehman from his house in the wee hours of December 16 in a joint operation. He was picked up from his house in Satabatia village under Paschimakachha area of Jagatpur police limits.