LeT suspects corroborated confession on IISc attack: DGP

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Bangalore, Feb 10 (UNI) The Karnataka Police said statements of Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT) Suspects Riyazuddin Naser, recently arrested in the State and Sabauddin Ahmed alias Abu Kasim, nabbed in Lucknow today, corroborated the organisation has been behind the 2005 attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here.

Speaking to newspersons,Director General of Police K R Sreenivasan said Naser had revealed during narco analysis test his knowledge of the IISC attack and about its mastermind Abu Hamza, the LeT terrorist belonging to Pakistan.

This was confirmed by Sabauddin, one of the six arrested in UP today, who confessed to have lent logistical support to Hamza.

''Hamza is now believed to be in Pakistan. Our team has left for Lucknow and we would like to bring Sabauddin to Bangalore for further investigation,'' he said.

Coming out openly for the first time, Corps of Detectives (CoD) DGP Ajay Kumar Singh said the State Police had arrested four persons in the recent days in connection with suspected terror activities.

This included Naser, belonging to Hyderabad, Asadullah Abubakar, Mohammad Asif and Allah Baksh, all medical students belonging to the State, he said.

One scientist was killed and some others injured in a shocking attack during a seminar at the IISc. No arrests had been made by the State Police so far.

The CoD had taken over the investigation of this case after disturbing revelations were made by arrested terror suspects.

Naser and Asadullah were arrested in Honnali Town of Davangere District last month on charges of possessing stolen two-wheelers.

Following the information given by them, Asif and Baksh were picked up in Hubli and Gulbarga respectively.

The first two had reportedly disclosed to the police during interrogation their links with SIMI and LeT and were asked to plan blasts in vital spots including on IT establishments in the city, temples and irrigation dams in the state and famous beaches in Goa frequented by foreign tourists.

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