Hyd: Police grill SIMI activist on Mecca Masjid blasts

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Davangere, Karnataka, Jan 29: The Andhra Pradesh police who interrogated SIMI activist Riyazuddin, allegedly trained by Pak ultras on disruptive activities, reportedly gathered some vital information leading to the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blasts. According to police sources Riyazuddin belonging to Hyderabad, who was arrested in Honnali in this district last week, had revealed certain information on the Masjid blasts that took place last year near the Charminar area.

As many as 14 people were killed and another 40 were injured in the blasts which took plays after Friday prayers in Hyderabad. The Andhra Pradesh police were clueless over the incident so far and the arrest of Riyazuddin who was accidentally arrested by Karnataka Police while he was found with a stolen two-wheeler lifted from Goa recently might help to crack the blast case. Riyazuddin and his accomplice Asadullah of Hospet were caught by the people after the duo were moving suspiciously in a two-wheeler.

They were being grilled by sleuths belonging to the Intelligence Unit from Bangalore and a police official from Hyderabad for the last three days.

Sources in Intelligence Department said Riyazuddin had revealed his connection with the banned outfit and his travel to Pakistan.

Sources said Riyazuddin was the son of Mohammad Nasruddin, the prime suspect in the killing of former Gujarat Home Minister Hiren Pandya and lodged in the Tihar Jail at present.

Meanwhile Anti Terrorist Cell IGP M K Nagaraj who had arrived here yesterday left Bangalore after interrogating Riyazuddin who was was in police custody today. The local police were not present When Mr Nagaraj questioned the accused, the sources added.

UNI

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