For CCB, terror suspects are a hard nut to crack

Pious, brilliant men were indoctrinated, say police

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have intensified the interrogation of the 14 terror suspects to ascertain their links with terror groups operating from abroad.

The police are reportedly finding it difficult to establish anything concrete at this stage.

These youths are extremely brilliant and the police need to use unique methods to make them spill the beans. The police gathered vital evidences before taking them into custody and now are trying to establish the link between the evidences and the youth.

The investigation conducted so far has revealed a few concrete things, including the handlers of the suspects operating from Saudi Arabia and that the youths were working for a Bangalore module which had specific tasks and targets. These handlers have different modules for Hyderabad and Nanded.

The Bangalore module has nothing to do with either the Nanded or Hyderabad module, the police said.

The suspects were pious and brilliant. But, they came in contact with a few persons and were later indoctrinated. They were never aware of the fact they were being misused, said the police.

“The investigation is in the right direction and it will take some more time for the police to arrive at conclusions. The investigating team is confident of proving its case,” said highly placed sources in the police department.

Earlier, there were reports that a CCB team had arrested a person at Deodurg in Raichur taluk, who allegedly supplied SIM cards to some of the suspects.

“We did not secure any person on Tuesday. The reports related to the arrest of a man from Deodurg are false,” B Dayananda, joint commissioner of police (Crime/East) said.

Other agencies involved

Central agencies including the Intelligence Bureau, National Investigating Agency, police agencies of Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are in touch with the Bangalore City police to ascertain the involvement of the suspects in terrorist cases reported in those states.

The City police have shared whatever information they have about the suspects, said the police.

Meanwhile, the police have decided to allow the family members of the suspects to meet them.

“We are planning to allow the family members to see the suspects. The meeting may take place in a day or two,” Bangalore City Police Commissioner B G Jyothi Prakash Mirji said.

It is said the police are likely to pick up a few more for questioning.

The suspects reportedly have admitted to committing certain acts and a few persons are aware about such acts. Hence, the police may question some more to ascertain whether the claims of the suspects are true, police said.

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