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Police Announces Reward Of Rs 50,000 Each For Pak Terrorists

A reward of Rs 50,000 was on Sunday announced by Delhi Police for anyone providing information on the three Pakistani terrorists who escaped while being escorted to a city hospital. They also released the pictures
PTI January 03, 2010 22:09 IST
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A reward of Rs 50,000 was on Sunday announced by Delhi Police for anyone providing information on the three Pakistani terrorists who escaped while being escorted to a city hospital.

They also released the pictures of the trio for identification.

Abdul Razzak, Mohammed Sadiq and Rafaqat Ali, who were arrested in connection with blasts near the Red Fort nine years ago and were to be deported to Pakistan as they had completed their jail term, escaped on Friday, leaving the authorities red-faced and prompting them to sound an alert in the national capital and neighbouring areas.

"We have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 each for providing information on the three Pakistanis. We have also released their pictures," a senior police official said.

The three were arrested on October 30, 2000, from Rohtak and Delhi along with five other Pakistani nationals and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including 17 kg of high-grade RDX as well as 50 kg of heroin, were recovered from them.

Sadiq, 55, a resident of Sabajpur, Sialkot and Rafaqat Ali alias Pappu, 55, hailing from Batapur, Lahore, were convicted for waging war against the state, attempt to murder, conspiracy as also under the Explosives Act and Arms Act. 

 Razzak, 61, from Narwal, Lahore was convicted under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act for possession of heroin, officials said.

The three were being taken to Guru Nanak Eye Hospital by Meghalaya police personnel who were on deputation to the Delhi Police's Special Branch when they fled.

After the escape, Delhi Police registered a fresh case against the trio for violating the restraint order under the Foreigners' Act, a senior police official said.

Home Ministry officials said an alert has been sounded in Delhi and adjoining areas to nab them.

Delhi Police had yesterday claimed the three Pakistanis were in detention of the Foreigners Regional Registration Office, while the FRRO had said the custody of such prisoners was always with the Special Branch of Delhi Police.

Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna on Sunday  ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of three Pakistani terrorists from police custody in the national capital and asked police to go all out to nab them. 

Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta said the magisterial inquiry has been ordered by the Lt Governor to look into "all aspects of the incident" of escape of three Pakistani terrorists and suggest measures so that such incidents do not happen in future. 

He said Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) of North-West Delhi district D P Dwivedi has been asked to submit his report in a week's time. 

He has been directed to go into all circumstances, including their visit to a city government hospital and the lapse in the security which led to their escape. Mehta said the incident has been taken seriously by the government. 

The Chief Secretary said the inquiry will also suggest possible measures to ensure that such incidents do not happen in future. 

Khanna has also asked the Delhi Police to go all out to nab escaped terrorists, Mehta said. A red alert has already been sounded in the capital and adjoining areas to nab them. 

The three terrorists -- Abdul Razzak, Mohammed Sadiq and Rafaqat Ali -- were arrested in connection with blasts near the Red Fort nine years ago and were to be deported to Pakistan as they had completed their jail term.

The trio escaped on Friday when they were being taken to Guru Nanak Eye Hospital by Meghalaya police personnel, who were on deputation to the Delhi Police's Special Branch. 

A reward of Rs 50,000 was announced by Delhi Police today for anyone providing information about the three terrorists and their pictures were also released for identification. PTI