Four held for suspected links with Indian Mujahiddeen

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Mangalore, Oct 3 (UNI) Inspector General of Police (Western Range) A M Prasad today said the Dakshina Kannada police along with Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) in a joint operation took into custody four persons, suspected to have alleged links with Indian Mujahiddeen.

Addressing a press conference here, while dismissing media reports of detention of eight people, he clarified that only four people had been taken into custody for interrogation.

They were identified as Mohammed Ali (56), a contractor from Ullal and his son Javid (20), Naushad (25) from Subhashnagar and Ahmed Bawa alias Riyaz Bhatkal (33) from Haleyangady.

He said that during the operation in the wee hours today, police seized Rs 11.34 lakh cash, five crude live bombs, 12 mobile sets, one laptop and two wheelers.

During the raid on Ahmed Bawa's house, police seized live crude bombs, five mobile sets with sim cards, Islamic literatures and dairy, he added.

The raids were conducted at Muttachery beach road, Chembugudde, Subhashnagar near Pandeshwar in the city and Haleyangady near Mulki.

Declining to reveal further details, Mr Prasad said interrogation was still on to find out the links with the Indian Mujahiddeen group, who were responsible for the recent bomb blasts in different parts of the country.

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