'Suspected' Pakistani Al-Qaeda operative extradited to US from UK

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 08:20 hrs

A suspected Pakistani Al-Qaeda operative in the UK has been extradited to the US, the interior ministry in London has announced.

The ministry said confirmed in a statement that Naseer, who had been accused of planning attacks against the US, Norway and the UK, 'was extradited to America'.

According to the Dawn, Naseer, 26, is wanted by the US authorities over allegations that he provided material support to Al-Qaeda and conspired to use explosives.

He was named as a suspect in an alleged transatlantic plot directed by Pakistani-based Al Qaeda groups, which included an attempt to bomb the New York subway in 2009.

Naseer was originally arrested in Britain along with 10 other Pakistani men in 2009 over a suspected bomb plot.

But they were released without charge after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence, and ordered to be deported.

Two months after his release, in July 2010, Naseer was arrested again on a US arrest warrant, the paper said.

In January last year, a judge approved Naseer's extradition to the United States, the paper added. (ANI)

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