K'taka terror link: Detained KIMS student held

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Hubli, Feb 9: A final year MBBS student of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Alla Baksha, picked up by police for interrogation on suspected terrorist links, was arrested here today.

Nine students of the KIMS, including Alla Baksha was picked up by the police yesterday for questioning. Police said an expert team was summoned to Dharwad to defuse the explosives recovered by the police at a hillock near Halligeri village. Meanwhile, police continued to interrogate Mohammed Asif, a student arrested for suspected terrorist links, at Dharwad.

On interrogation, Asif had revealed that the explosives were brought to Karnataka in Nizamuddin Express and were recieved at Dharwad railway station by Mohammed Gous and Asadullah.

Police sources said Asif would be taken to Goa for further investigation.

Meanwhile, Hubli Bar Association today warned that they would appeal for cancellation of licence of two advocates, who had moved a bail application of Asif. Advocates I D Jalagar and P R Mohammadanavar had filed the bail application in Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court, hearing of which was expected on February 11.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Uttar Pranteeya Convenor Shridhar Nadiger said a massive protest rally would be organised on February 13 at Hubli to create awareness among the people on terrorism.

Mr Nadiger told newspersons that the RSS condemned terrorist activities in the state.

He urged the authorities concerned to conduct searches at all Madarsas, located all along National Highway four.

''Let them even check the mutts, where religious education is provided,'' he added.

UNI

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