LeT ultras brought to Kochi for questioning

LeT ultras brought to Kochi for questioning

“The duo were brought to the Police club here amidst tight security and are likely to be taken to Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district either tonight or tomorrow,” police said. Nazir, during questioning, had admitted to have sourced the explosives used during the 2008 blast from Perumbavoor, they said, adding that Kerala Police has seized the vehicle in which the explosives were transported to Bangalore.

Earlier, Karnataka Police had questioned the owner of the shop from where about 200 kg of Ammonium nitrate had been stolen for the Bangalore blasts. The two were brought here after two days of questioning at Kannur and Kozhikode. Meanwhile, DGP Jacob Punnose held discussions with state home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at nearby Aluva. Balakrishnan later said at Aluva that Kerala Police was providing all support to their Karnataka counterpart in the investigation.

“We tried to get the accused from the Shillong court on a production warrant to question the duo in the case relating to attempt on life of late chief minister E K Nayanar. But by then the court had handed over the accused to Karnataka,” he said. The minister said the state government realised the seriousness of the network of terror groups, including LeT in Kerala, after four Keralites were killed in an encounter in Kashmir.
A Kannur report said Nazir was taken to the residence of Mohammed Fayis, one of the four youths from Kerala killed in an Army encounter in Kashmir while sneaking into PoK in October last year. Police also reportedly recovered an iron rod and some material from his house, used to make metal boxes in which explosives used in the Bangalore blasts were kept.

An official, who was part of the investigating team, said Nazir was taken to a shop in the town where metal boxes used in the blasts were fabricated after the shop owner identified him.

Nazir was also taken to the Kadachira residence of Abdul Jaleel, whose arrest led to the breakthrough in exposing the network recruiting youths from Kerala to LeT, the report said,