K'taka terror links: 2nd narco test on LeT suspect held

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Bangalore, Feb 13: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) suspects riyazuddin Naser, alias Mohammad Ghouse underwent a narco-analysis test for the second time at a city hospital today CoD Inspector General of Police Ajay Kumar Singh said this became necessary as the earlier test, conducted a few days ago, remained inconclusive.

''Today's test has been a success. We could bring out many things about his activities in the State,'' he said without elaborating. Riyazuddin of Hyderabad and Asadullah Abubaker of Hospet in Karnataka-were arrested by Davangere Police on January 11 on charges of possessing two-wheelers stolen from Goa. On questioning, the duo were found to have links with the Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT and information given by them, police arrested final year medical students Mohammad Asif and Mirza Beig in Hubli and Gulbarga, respectively.

City Police Commissioner N Achyuta Rao said Additional Commissioner Gopal B Hosur had left for Lucknow today to join the Karnataka Police Team in questioning Sabbauddin, one of the six terror suspects arrested in Uttar Pradesh last week. Sabbauddin told the UP Police that he was among the two who attacked Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here in December 2005 in which IIT Delhi Professor M K Puri was killed. Pakistan-based Abu Hamza reportedly fired at a group of scientists at the IISc on the fateful day. He was believed to have returned to Pakistan after the attack.

Earlier, Central Crime Branch ACP K N Jeetendra and a police inspector reached Lucknow to inquire into the revelations of the LeT suspect. ''We will be seeking the custody of Sabbauddin and bring him to Bangalore for further investigation into the IISc attack,'' he said. A Hubli report said CoD police had arrested one more accomplice of Asif Mohammad at Goad Road in Dharwad.

Shakeel Mali was arrested last night following information from Asif. The active worker of banned SIMI was an electrical contractor by profession. Police sources said he disclosed that he had downloaded information on preparation of time bomb and other explosives on the internet. He also confessed Mirza was his 'Guru.' Meanwhile, police took Mirza to an unknown place for grilling. He was taken to a few places, including Kambhar Ganavi.
Meanwhile, the JMFC here posted hearing of bail applications of Asif and Allabaksh Yadawad, the fifth person to be arrested in the case, to February 18. The court also extended CoD custody of Asif till February 18 and remanded Allabaksh to judicial custody till February 25.

UNI

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