Involvement of another terrorist come to fore: Ali Cofesses

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Chennai, Aug 4 (UNI) A day after special teams fanned out to Kerala to arrest fundamentalist leader Toufeeq, the involvement of yet another person in the terror module conspiracy to trigger blasts in Tamil Nadu on Independence Day, came to light today.

On the basis of confessional statements given by Muslim fundamentalist Ali Abdullah, the mastermind of the conspiracy to trigger blasts in the state, police have decided to interrogate Raja Hussain, who was lodged in Puzhal Central prison here.

Police also stumbled upon the involvement of Toufeeq, leader of the banned Muslim outfit ''Eraivan Oruvane (God is one), while questioning Ali Abdullah.

While two to three teams were in Kerala to nab Toufeeq, another team was expected to reach the city tomorrow to take Raja Hussain into custody for interrogation.

It may be recalled that police busted a terror module with the arrest of Abdul Gaffoor at Pettai in Tirunelveli on July 27 for manufacturing explosives and attempting to plant them in Chennai.

His confession led to the arrest of three others, Anwar Basha, Heera alias Syed Kasim and Abdul Khader, and the surrender of another fundamentalist Abutahir.

The interrogation of the fundamentalists also brought to light the role of Ali Abdullah, trained in Pakistan for manufacturing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), who had hatched the diabolic plot in Puzhal Central Jail, to trigger 1998 type serial blasts in Chennai and Tirunelveli on Independence Day.

A fresh case of conspiracy was slapped and Abdullah, who was lodged in the prison in connection with bomb blasts in trains, was formally arrested at the prison a few days back.

A special police team from Tirunelveli obtained warrant from a court and took him into their custody. They were later produced before a court in Tirunelveli which remanded them in police custody till August ten.

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