The CCB police which arrested 11 suspected terrorists for their alleged links with LeT and HuJI have intensified the probe.
Meanwhile, all the 11 have been sent to police custody till September 13. “The accused were produced before the magistrate at his residence on Thursday. The magistrate handed them over to police custody for further questioning,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) for East division B Dayananda said.
He added that interrogation was under progress and the accused had revealed some crucial information. A few more arrests are expected.
Was CCB Tipped-off by Andhra Police?
“The information revealed by the accused indicates the role of others too, who will be arrested soon,” a source said.
Meanwhile, sources revealed that the Counter Terrorism Cell (CTC) of Andhra Pradesh had alerted the CCB sleuths about the activities of the accused.
A senior police official, on condition of anonymity, said the CTC officials had come to know that the arrested men were in touch with terror outfits.
“They had collected their call details including telephone conversations with some extremists. The CTC officials then camped in the city and Hubli and watched their activities for nearly two months. After the involvement of the 11 men in antinational activities was confirmed, they tipped-off the CCB police, who arrested them,” the official said.
He added that the arrested men had planned to commit theft in jewellery stores and had planned to disturb peace during Ganesha festival.
Mirza’s Antecedents Were Verified: DRDO
Following the arrest of Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) clarified that it had verified his antecedents before hiring him. Also, it claimed he was not involved in any sensitive work.
A release from DRDO stated, “Mirza had been placed as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for the past few months at Centre for Air Borne Systems, a DRDO laboratory. Verification of his antecedents as well as police verification was conducted in respect of Mirza during his placement. He was not involved in any sensitive work and as such no sensitive or classified information has been compromised. Disciplinary action as per rules is being taken.”