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Mysore corp issued birth certificate to terrorist

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Mysore, Oct 27: Taking advantage of the loopholes in the system and greasing the palm of officials, one of the terrorists arrested here early today had procured a birth certificate from the Mysore City Corporation (MCC), while the other, a school drop out, had got a SSLC marks card.

The seized articles, which included Al-Badr letter heads, a laptop containing vital information about the terrorist plots and nearly 2,000 telephone numbers, CDs on how to make bombs, satellite phone, chemicals used in making bombs, AK 47 rifle and pistols, also included a birth certificate issued in the 'Indian' name of Mohammad Fahad.

The certificate was issued by the Mysore City Corporation on July 26 last, stating that the ultra was born in Mysore. It was given in the name of Mohammed Koya -- the name Fahad used in India. His passport, issued by the Pakistan Government, contained no stamping, indicting that the insurgent had sneaked into the country.

Many other documents in his possession were also fake. It included a fake identity card, establishing that Fahad was an assistant clerk in the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Education.

Despite being a school drop out, Mohammad Ali Hussain, the second ultra nabbed, could get a Secondary School Leaving Certificate from the Karnataka Secondary Education Board using fabricated records.

The seized articles also included three books -- 'Osama bin Laden I Know' written by Peter Burge, 'Guerilla' written by John L Anderson and an Urdu book. They also had in their posession a copy of the Holy Koran, besides many credit and debit cards, and bank pass books.

Police were yet to ascertain who helped the extremists locally in getting the certificates. ''It will take us at least four days to make these two reveal something substantial,'' a top police official said.

Suvarna, the owner of the two-room house, which the ultras had rented for Rs 1,200 with Rs 20,000 as deposit, was shocked to learn about the developments. She said some policemen had come in search of Fahad regarding 'visa matters'.

UNI

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