B'lore police digging out info from ultras

Around 7 am, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists T Nazir alias Nazir Parvan and his relative Safiquq alias Shafaz Samsuddin were produced before the 1st Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Venkatesh Huli. After examining the papers, the magistrate granted 14 days custody to the City Crime Branch. Later, they were taken to an undisclosed location.

The two were subjected medical check-up before they were produced in the magistrate's residence.

Sources said  Nazir is very important as far as the Bangalore blast is concerned. Detailed investigations would be conducted to dig out many more details on the role of the outfit in the state and the city. "He is a mine of information and we are yet to get hold of his main contacts and links with sleeper cells," said a source. The sources ruled out immediate handing over the duo to the police from other states. "Currently, we have taken their custody based on Madiwala blast case. There are another eight cases against them," the sources added.

The sources claimed that the two terrorists made vital revelations but certain details like their time of landing in the city before the serial blast, their stay on Hosur Road in a rented accommodation etc were not matching with the details mentioned in the charge sheet.

Also, the cops are trying to get in touch with the cement flower pot manufacturer to identify the accused. Nazir and his men had used cement flower pots to place the time bombs. One person was killed and many were injured in the blasts.

Inspector General of Police (Northern Rang), Kerala, Tomin J Thachenkary has landed in the city and is likely to help in the interrogation. Sources said, another team attached to the anti-terrorist squad is also likely to join. Kerala police might seek the custody of two terrorists.

Early this week, Nazir and Samsuddin were arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel from Umkrem near Dawki  in Meghalaya.

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