Kawa is believed to have told the police that in the past 18 years, he had changed his location frequently, but that he had been living in Jammu and Kashmir of late.
According to the police, the Gujarat ATS informed it that Kawa, who had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case, was travelling from Srinagar to Delhi. He was presently staying in Kashmir with his family and was visiting Delhi to meet a relative, the sources added.
"He is needed for thorough interrogation and details of his associates need to be extracted from him, which requires lot of time", the police said.
The suspect is presently kept at the Police Special Cell in Delhi for further investigation. "Terrorists don't live in their own houses and book flight tickets in their own name".
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The arrested accused, identified as Bilal Ahmad Kawa, is being questioned.
"If a person wanted in connection with such a huge terror case manages to roam free all these years, it only goes to show how lax our security forces are", N.P. Singh, president of the Confederation of All Resident Welfare Associations (CARWA), an umbrella body of country-wide resident welfare groups, told BenarNews.
While Kawa was on run, a trial court in October 2005, had awarded death sentence to Pakistan-based LeT militant Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, while two key conspirators - Nazir Ahmed Qasid and his son Farooq Ahmed Qasid - were awarded life imprisonment.
Three Indian Army Jawans were killed in the December 22, 2000 Red Fort attack when the indiscriminate firing at the monument took place.