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Man detained in Paris is from Madurai?

Mohamed Niaz alias Niaz of Melur in Madurai district is suspected to be the person held in Paris on May 10 for his alleged links to slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hiding place in Abbottabad in Pakistan.

Highly placed sources in the Tamil Nadu Police Department said on Monday that Niaz had a passport issued from the Tiruchi office and had been living in Paris for several years. Initial inputs suggested that he was good at handling software and active with a Muslim outfit which had strong roots in Pakistan.

Another senior police officer said Niaz had visited his home three months ago and stayed for 10 days. He was detained for having sent two French nationals to a camp in Pakistan. Whether he had any knowledge about terrorist outfits or had done so without knowing the consequences was not known, he said.




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