Advisor hails police action of arresting terror suspects

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Bangalore, Feb 4 (UNI) Conceding that the two persons arrested in Honnali in Davangere district had terror links, Karnataka Governor's Advisor P K H Tharakan said the timely action of police had resulted in thwarting a possible terror attack in the state.

Speaking at a national seminar on 'Terrorism and Disaster Management', organised by the Karnataka Home Guards and IRDC here, he said ''it is of extreme importance that we develop ground level intelligence to tackle terrorism like the Davangere incident, where two alert police constables nabbed the duo as they had a minor suspicion.'' He said the arrest of Riyazuddin alias Mohammad Ghouse and Asadullah Abubaker was only a 'tip of the iceberg'. Police should have an effective intelligence mechanism to anticipate and tackle any anti-national activity.

Ghouse, belonging to Hyderabad and Asadullah of Hospet in the State were arrested by the Davangere police on the charge of two-wheeler theft, but police interrogation had revealed that the duo, along with Mohammad Asif, a medical student, were linked to the banned terror group LeT.

The Advisor, who is also the former chief of RAW, said it was disturbing to note that educated youth were taking to subversive activities and the time had come to contemplate what was wrong with the society and why they joined terror ranks.

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