NIA finds Pak link to Vagamon camp

Nine accused are from Karnataka, 4 from Kerala
Last Updated 11 January 2011, 17:56 IST

This is the finding of the National Investigation Agency which investigated the case and had sought central sanction to prosecute 30 accused who had participated in the camp.
The Home Ministry has now granted sanction to the NIA to proceed against the accused who include nine persons from Karnataka and four from Kerala.

Top police sources say the camp was financed by Pakistan-based terror groups. State Director-General of Police Jacob Punnose had only on Monday revealed that several thousand criminal cases registered in Kerala in the last one year had international connections.

According to a copy of the Home Ministry order to the NIA available with Deccan Herald, P A Saduly of Erattupetta in Kottayam district is the first accused in the case while his brother P A Shibily is the fourth accused.

The nine persons from Karnataka are: Hafeez Husain alias Adnan and Abdul Sami of Bijapur, Mohammed Yasir of Gulbarga, Mohammed Asif of Avarpet, Nadeem and Nashir Ahmed of Belgaum, H A Asadullah of Bellary, Shakal Ahmed of Dharwad and Mirz Ahmed Beg of Bidar.

Saduly was the key organiser and he was assisted by Hafeez and Pervez. Others who participated in the camp hailed from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Saduly is also a key accused in the case relating to another secret meeting held at Panayikulam near Aluva in August 2006.

According to the ministry’s order, the accused will be prosecuted under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, Arms Act 1959 and Explosive Substances Act 1908.

The Vagamon camp was the largest camp with international connections organised in Kerala.

(Published 11 January 2011, 17:56 IST)

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