BARASAT: An MA first-year student of a popular Kolkata college was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of having links with terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Tania Parveen (21), a student of Arabic, was picked up from her home at Baduria in Basirhat by officers of Kolkata Police Special Task Force, after they allegedly tracked several calls to and from her number to Pakistan over the last several months.
Cops said they had seized two mobile phones and a diary. She was produced before a Barasat court on Thursday where she was remanded in police custody for 14 days.
Inspector general (IG) of STF, Ajay Nanda and south Bengal IG C Sudhakar questioned Parveen briefly on Thursday and said they had enough evidence to prove charges of sedition and conspiracy against her. “We have found certain suspicious evidence against her but we cannot share the details at present. We are scanning her diary and the phone records for further insight into the case,” said Nanda.
A resident of Mawalipur in Baduria, Parveen is known in the locality as a good student who had scored above 80% in High Madrasa.