Bangalore journalist, 10 others arrested in Karnataka for terrorist links

Reported by Radhika Iyer, Edited by Janaki Fernandes |
August 31, 2012
Bangalore: Eleven people including a journalist, working for an English daily, were arrested by the Karnataka police for alleged links with terrorist organisations like the Huji and Lashkar-e-Taiba. Among the arrested was also a junior scientist, who worked with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for six months.

The Director General of Police told the media that the weapons and other material were seized from the arrested, adding that men were planning on a big attack in the state. "A catastrophe has been averted in Karnataka following the arrests," Lalrokhuma Pachau said.

''The arrested men allegedly worked for Let and Huji team which was coordinating from Saudi Arabia. Some politicians, one journalist and some Hindu sangathan representatives were on target," said the city police commissioner Jotiprakash Mirji.

The eleven were arrested on Wednesday, six from Bangalore and five from Hubli.


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