Posted by hinduexistence on January 12, 2015
Busted IM module supplied explosives for blasts since 2010
Arun Dev | TNN | Bengaluru | 11 January 2015:: The three suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives picked up by Bengaluru police on Thursday last, are suspected to have supplied explosive material for most of the blasts that were triggered off across the country since 2010, said MN Reddi Bengaluru police commissioner.
Citing information gleaned from the three suspects during interrogation, MN Reddi said the explosives for the blasts in cities like Hyderabad and Mumbai were provided by this arrested module.
Reddi said they have provided all information extracted from the alleged IM operatives to various central intelligence agencies and police departments of respective states. This is expected to rejuvenate the terror probes that had gone cold in these states. “The arrest of the accused will fill the missing links in the investigation of various terror cases across the nation,” he claimed.
He also said the specific roles played by each of the three suspects are yet to be ascertained. “Since they were in touch with a foreign handler,” he said.
The commissioner though stopped short of listing all the places where the blasts where triggered using material supplied by the trio. But Central Crime Branch sources said these men have given information about several important terror attacks including the German bakery blast in Pune (2010), Chinnaswamy stadium blast (2010) in Bengaluru and Dilkushnagar blast in Hyderabad (2013) among others.
Pointing out that the explosives and bomb making materials recovered from the house in Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, during a joint raid by Central Crime Branch and State Internal Security Division on Thursday, were similar to the materials used in most of blasts by IM since 2010.
The three men, Syed Ismail Afaq, 34; Abdus Subur, 24 and Saddam Hussein, 35, were arrested on Thursday. The first two were picked up a house in Cox Town in Bengaluru, while the third person was arrested from Bhatkal. Afaq is a homeopath doctor, Subur an MBA student and Hussein a scrap dealer.