B'luru cops arrest another terror suspect

He was about to board a flight to Dubai from Mangaluru

B'luru cops arrest another terror suspect

The Bengaluru Police, who claimed to have busted a terror module recently, have arrested another person linked to the group barely minutes before he was to board a flight to Dubai from Mangaluru International Airport late on Saturday night.

Based on inputs provided by the three men from Bhatkal arrested on Thursday for their suspected links with the banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) outfit, Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths arrested Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi (32) from the Bajpe airport in Mangaluru.

Sayeedi, who hails from the coastal town of Bhatkal in the Uttara Kannada district, just like the three others arrested before him, had cleared immigration check at the airport and was waiting for his boarding call when the policemen in plain clothes approached and arrested him.

He was to take a Jet Airways flight at 11:25 pm, said sources in the Bengaluru Police.

Sayeedi works at hardware stores in Dubai. He used to frequently visit his family in India.

He was brought to Bengaluru soon after his arrest.
The police are questioning him regarding his suspected links with terror groups and blasts at metropolitan cities across the country, including the recent one on Church Street in Bengaluru.

They are also trying to ascertain reports that he is a close relative of IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, said sources.

Meanwhile, a CCB team searched Sayeedi’s house at Mugdum Colony in Bhatkal in the presence of the local police and his neighbours, but reportedly found no incriminating material.

Sources said Sayeedi was in constant touch with Syed Ismail Afaq (34), Saddam Hussein (35) and Abdus Subur (25), who were arrested recently. The police claimed that they had seized a huge cache of explosives from their houses.

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