Terror suspect from Asaam held in Davangere

Terror suspect from Asaam held in Davangere

Terror suspect from Asaam held in Davangere

A team of Davangere district police on Thursday arrested Mohammed Falbar Hussein, wanted in bomb blast cases in Assam and West Bengal, from Madenahalli village in Honnali taluk of Davangere district. 

A local court has remanded him in judicial custody. Police said he has been sent to the sub-jail in Davangere.

The search for Hussein in Honnali began on January 27 following information provided by Internal Security Division of Bangalore Police and Intelligence officials.

Hussein, a native of Pokalagi village in Baksa district of Assam, was wanted by Assam police in bomb blast and other cases. His brother Najeem Ul Haq is involved in Honnali-Shikaripura road-laying work. Hussein was hiding at his brother’s house after the Assam police intensified their search. 

Soon after receiving information about Hussein, a team comprising Deputy Superintendent of Police Nyamagouda was constituted to arrest him. He was taken into custody at Madenahalli near Soraturu. Hussein was produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class court, said Nagaraj Madalli, the Circle Police Inspector of Honnali police station.

Sources said that Hussein is a suspected operative of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the outfit behind the Burdhwan (West Bengal) blast. He was staying in Honnali for the past one month, working as a truck driver.

The intelligence agencies and National Investigating Agency had intensified search for suspected JMB operatives in South India, especially in Coastal and North Karnataka. A senior police official said that the Assam police is expected to file application seeking the custody of the suspected terrorist. 

The operation was jointly carried out by Assam police, Internal Security Division of Karnataka, Davangere and Shivamogga police.