American Centre Attack: Prime Accused Arrested

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Patna: The prime accused in the American Centre attack in 2012 has been arrested from Bihar on Monday.

Hassan Imam, the main accused in the attack which took place on January 22 2012 has been arrested by the ATS Gujarat from Aurangabad in Bihar. Post the attack, Hassan had been hiding at Aurangabad for the last few years. He has been accused of supplying motor cycle for the attack.

Eight policemen were killed when, on January 22, 2002, Islamic militants attacked an American cultural centre in Kolkata, India. The centre houses a library, the American embassy’s public affairs office, a press section and a cultural wing.

Two motorcycle-borne attackers, draped in shawls, sped up to the American Centre building, refusing to stop at checkpoints and began shooting at police guards from an AK-47 assault rifle who returned fire. The dead policemen belonged to the 5th battalion of Kolkata Armed Police.