Terror crackdown: Four held from Maharashtra, 1 from AP

- Hindustan Times
After Bangalore police arrested a Hyderabad student in connection with terror crackdown, Maharashtra ATS nabbed four terror suspects from Nanded district on Saturday. Maharashtra ATS has arrested four terror suspects from Nanded district for their alleged links with the accused arrested in Bangalore recently, an ATS official said.
"We have arrested four persons, who have links with the terror suspects arrested in Bangalore," ATS chief Rakesh Maria said.

However, Maria refused to divulge any further details.

According to police sources, following the arrest of the terror suspects in Bangalore by the local police, they had shared some information with Maharashtra ATS officials, which has resulted in the arrest of these four in Nanded.

The four suspects were picked up from various parts of Nanded district in south-east Maharashtra since past two days following a tip-off about their possible involvement in terror activities.

21-year old Obedulla-Ur-Rehman was arrested in Hyderbad on Friday on the basis of information given by the 11 terror suspects taken into custody in Hubli and Bangalore earlier this week, Bangalore Police Commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji said.

"Obedulla-Ur-Rehman along with others had conspired to kill two corporators and one prominent leader of a Hindu organisation of Hyderabad," Mirji said.

The police also claimed that the conspirator are believed to be operating from Saudi Arabia.

In the meanwhile, home secretary RK Singh said the terror module was designed to target a nuclear establishment.

City police on August 29 arrested 11 persons -- six from Bangalore and five from Hubli -- with alleged links to Lashkar-e-Taiba and HuJI and claimed to have foiled their plan to target MPs, legislators and mediapersons besides leader of a Hindu outfit.

Police have so far seized one foreign made 7.65 mm pistol along with seven cartridges, 16 mobiles, 8 SIM cards, 4 ATM cards, three pen drives, two laptops, one motorcycle, one dagger, seven Jihadi books, maps of Chennai, India, Iran and Urdu newspaper clippings from the 11 who have been remanded to 14 days police custody by a court.

Mirji said the laptops and mobile phones seized from the arrested has been sent to Forensic laboratory for analysis.

He said police were collecting more information about the handlers of those arrested, believed to be in Saudi Arabia.

A special team constituted to investigate the case was interrogating the arrested, who included a journalist, a doctor and a scientist with Defence Research Development Organisation.
Source http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Hyderabad/Terror-crackdown-Four-held-from-Maharashtra-1-from-AP/Article1-922779.aspx

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