Terror suspect brought to Hyderabad from Karnataka

March 5th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by admin  

Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Raziuddin Nasir, a terror suspect recently arrested in Karnataka, was brought here Wednesday to probe his role into the last year’s bomb blasts in Hyderabad. Nasir, 21, a native of Saeedabad neighbourhood in the city, was produced before a city court, which sent him to judicial custody till March 18.

The city police will move the court for his custody so that he could be questioned on his suspected role in the bomb blasts and the conspiracy to blow up the office of Andhra Pradesh police chief.

A bomb blast during Friday prayers at the historic Mecca Masjid May 18 had killed nine people while the near-simultaneous blasts at a park and a famous eatery had claimed 44 lives August 25.

Nasir alias Mohammed Ghouse, son of cleric Moulana Naseeruddin, who is currently lodged in Gujarat jail and is facing trial in the murder of former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya, was arrested in Davangere in Karnataka in January this year.

Held in a motorcycle theft case, Nasir was subsequently identified as a Pakistan-trained terror operative and was booked for conspiracy to wage war against the country and for his alleged association with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). About a dozen other suspects were also arrested in the neighbouring state.

The police will question Nasir about an alleged plan to blow up the office of director general of police (DGP) here.

Nasir told the interrogators in Karnataka that he with the support of two other youths from the city planned to crash a four-wheeler packed with explosives into the DGP office in the heart of the city and adjacent to state legislative assembly building.

The plan failed because the two men could not provide him necessary support like Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), a place to store these and a stolen car.

Meanwhile, the family members of Nasir claimed that he was innocent. They alleged that police were trying to implicate him in a false case.

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