CoD police arrest another SIMI suspect

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Bangalore, Feb 25 (UNI) The Corps of Detectives (CoD) arrested one more person said to be an accomplice of Yahya Khan alias Mohammed Kamakutty, the suspected kingpin of the banned SIMI organisation in Karnataka here last night.

Following the revelations made by the Kerala based Yahya Khan, who was nabbed by CoD police Thursday last, Rehman, a dental college student studying in Davanagere, was picked up from here.

Rahman is the sixth person arrested in the case, which brought to light new modules of terror networks in the state. The latest terror network came to light when Davangere police arrested Riyazuddin Naser of Hyderabad and Asadullah Abubaker of Hospet in the state.

Their questioning led to the arrest.

He reportedly identified himself with the activities of Yahya Khan, and his accomplices and also confessed to having participated in the secret meetings of the SIMI in Castle Rock on Karnataka-Goa border.

They are police, who were questioning Rehman on his alleged involvement in terrorist activities, are likely to take him to Hubli and seek police custody tomorrow.

The CoD is also looking for more than half-a-dozen associates of Yahya Khan who were allegedly involved in hatching conspiracy to conduct blasts in several religious, economic and socially sensitive places across the state.

Meanwhile, the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court-1 in Hubli, which had heard the case of medico Mohammed Asif and Shakeel Mali today, extended their police custody till March 6. The CoD who produced both the arrested before the court, had earlier sought the extension of the police custody for further investigation.

The court also deferred the hearing of the bail application of Asif to March 6 and also extended the body warrants of Riyazuddin and Asadulla now lodged in Bellary jail till March Six.

The CoD police also successfully pleaded the JMFC court to grant permission to subject Yahya Khan to narco analysis. He is likely to be brought to the city either today or tomorrow.

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