Two more terror suspects, including a doctor, were arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police. While Dr Nayueem Siddique, a native of Davangere, was arrested on Sunday evening in Bangalore, police gave no details of the other suspect.
With this, the number of arrests has gone up to 15 in the last six days.
Siddique was arrested on information provided by the other arrested suspects.
Police said a laptop, a mobile phone and `10,000 in cash were recovered from Siddique.
He was in touch with the other terror suspects arrested in the case and was providing logistical and financial support to their activities, police said.
“He was trying to recruit more people into their organisation,” police said.
Meanwhile, a police source said, “He received his MBBS degree from Sri Siddhartha Medical College in Tumkur a year ago and was planning to do his MD in Delhi. He is said to be a close relative of Muti-Ur-Rehaman Siddique, the journalist who was arrested earlier.”
He was taken into police custody for further interrogation after he was produced before a magistrate.
Further investigations are on.
Meanwhile, according to sources in Tumkur, Siddique had also worked as a junior resident medical officer in the general medicine department at Sri Siddhartha Medical College.
“Though his name appeared on the list of faculty members, he might not have been on regular service in the college,” informed a senior faculty member, who did not want to be named.
Sources in Davangere said Siddique lived in an extension in Davangere and his family members had shifted to Bangalore.
However, police did not confirm this.
Davangere Superintendent of Police Labhuram said he had no details about Siddique since CCB Bangalore was dealing with the issue.
Sources also said CCB officials had visited Davangere and gathered some information about Siddique.
However, the local police have denied this.