The City Crime Branch picked up Dr Nayueem Siddique here last evening on the basis of information provided by those already arrested. A laptop, mobile phone and Rs 10,000 in cash had been seized from Siddique, a native of Davangere, the CCB said in a release here.
Siddique was in touch with the other arrested and providing logistical and financial support to their activities, police said, adding, he was also working as a recruiter for them. CCB sleuths arrested 11 suspects, five from Hubli and six in the city on Aug 30 uncovering the terror module run by them in a major operation.
Three more were arrested in as many days subsequently. The arrested including journalist Muti-Ur-Rehman Siddique of an English daily, who had been remanded to police custody, were being subjected to intense questioning on their terror plans, police said.
Preliminary investigation showed that the suspects had plans to target Sangh Parivar leaders, MPs, a media owner and two journalists.