A key operative of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba wanted in the Indian Institute of Sciences attack, Bengaluru has been arrested in Tripura by the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad. The operative has been identified as Habib Miya. He is also wanted in some cases in Gujarat and will be taken to the state where he will be questioned.
Miya was arrested following a tip off by the intelligence agencies. His movements were being tracked. It is however unclear what he was doing in Tripura. He is a wanted accused in several terror cases including the attack on the IISC.
On December 28 2005 at around 7 pm, two men in army fatigues opened fire at a crowd gathered at the IISC, Bengaluru. A professor from Delhi died in the attack. In 2011, six persons linked to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba were convicted on charges of conspiracy.