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11 held in Karnataka for suspected terror links

Bangalore, August 30, 2012, 1:26 IST

Police say HuJI, LeT men planned to kill MP

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the City police on Wednesday cracked down on alleged terror modules in the State, arresting 11 people including six from Bangalore and five from Hubli.

The 11 men were held for their alleged links with banned terror organisations, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), from across the border.

L R Pachau, Director General & Inspector General of Police, told reporters here on Thursday evening that the CCB was working on a crucial bit of information regarding the terror modules for the past couple of months and had cracked down in the nick of time to avert a major incident.

Explaining the terror plot, Bangalore City Police Commissioner B G Jyothi Prakash Mirji, said that the two terror modules busted, one each in Hubli and the City, were working in tandem and they belonged to the proscribed terror outfits LeT and HuJI.

The police also claimed that their handlers were in Saudi Arabia. “On the orders of their handlers, the two terror modules here had plotted to assassinate a member of Parliament from the state. Also some of the high profile journalists and a media baron were on their hit list,” a senior police official told Deccan Herald.

The CCB, which was monitoring the movements of these terror modules cracked down on their hideouts in Hubli and Bangalore. According to the police, the CCB team raided two premises in Hubli early Wednesday morning and arrested Obedullah Imarn Bahaddur alias Sameer, 24; Mohammed Sadik Lashkar alias Raju, 28; Waheed Hussein alias Sahil, 26; Baba alias Mehboob Bagalokote, 26; and Dr Zafar Iqbal Shoolapur, 27. Almost at the same time, another CCB team also raided premises in Mubarak Mohalla, J C Nagar and busted yet another terror module.

They were identified as Shoaib Ahmed Mirza alias Chotu, 25; Abdullah alias Abdul Hakim Jamadar, 25; Ijaz Mohammed Mirza, 25, who worked for DRDO; Mohammed Yousuf Nalaband, 28; Riyaz Ahmed Byahatti, 28 and Muthi-ur-Rehman Siddiqui, 26, a reporter working for this newspaper.

The police claimed that they also recovered a foreign made 7.65 mm pistol and seven live bullets from the Bangalore premises. The police also claimed that they have recovered other incriminating evidence from those arrested.

A case has been registered at Basaveshwara Nagar Police Station. The police also said that the case has been registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1963, 120(B), IPC for criminal conspiracy, 153(A), IPC for promoting enmity between groups and 307, IPC for attempt to murder. Mirji also clarified that so far they have not discovered the involvement of these modules in any earlier terror attacks.

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