Kawa was on the run since 2000 and according to the police officials, he was hiding in Kashmir.
Another officer said that money to the tune of Rs 29.50 lakh was transferred through hawala in various bank accounts, including those of Kawa, to fund the attack. Kawa was arrested in Delhi by a joint team of Delhi Police and Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Reportedly, Kawa, suspected to be linked with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, was arrested at around 6 pm on Wednesday and his interrogation is underway. "He was not travelling outside Kashmir for the first time", said Fatima. Sources told the newspaper that Kawa was going to meet his brother in Delhi.
After 18 years Red Fort terror attack accused LeT operative has been nabbed from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The police has said that these claims are yet to be verified. "Terrorists don't live in their own houses and book flight tickets in their own name".
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Meanwhile, Kawa's family members on Friday morning protested outside Srinagar's Press Colony, questioning Kawa's arrest after 17 years. It is to be mentioned that Kawa was declared a proclaimed offender in the terror case.
Two soldiers of the Seventh Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles and a civilian guard were killed in indiscriminate firing at the Red Fort on December 22, 2000. Ashfaq, who belongs to Abbottabad in Pakistan, had been awarded the death sentence in 2011 but it was later stayed by the Supreme Court.