Court extends police custody of LeT suspects

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Davangere, Feb 9: The First class Judicial Magistrate court in Honnali in Davangere district today extended till February 16 the police custody of two suspected terrorists, allegedly having links with the banned Lashkar-e-Toaiba (LeT) and ordered that their custody be handed over to CoD which has taken up the investigations.

The Magistrate Jinaralakar also permitted the CoD to conduct more narco analysis tests on the arrested.

Riyazuddin Nasir alias Mohammad Ghouse, an Engineering Diploma drop out from Hyderabad and Asadulla Abubaker, a student in Indian medicine, hailing from Hospet in the state, were arrested by Honnali police on January 11 on charges of possessing a stolen two wheeler from Goa.

Later, during questioning it was found that the duo had terrorist links. They had revealed their plans to trigger blasts in various places in the state and Goa. This included IT majors in Bangalore, temples in Udupi, irrigation dams in Karnataka and famous beaches frequented by foreign tourists in Goa.

Based on their revelations, police also picked up one Mohammad Asif, a final year student in medicine in Hubli, and the trio were linked to banned student organisation SIMI and terror outfit LeT.

The CoD which took custody of Riyazuddin and Asadullah on February two, subjected them to brain mapping, polygraph and narco analysis in Bangalore during the last two days.


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