Friday, December 4, 2009

Nazir arrest: Police hopeful of breakthrough in terror probe

Kozhikode: The arrest of T Nazir, alleged to have masterminded a series of subversive activities, including recruitment of youths from Kerala to Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit, would provide a major breakthrough in the ongoing probe into series of terror related cases in the state, police said.

The Kerala Police was trying to get the custody of Nazir to resolve the series of terror related cases, Inspector General of Police (North) Tomin J Thachankary told PTI here today.

Nazir, also allegedly involved in the 2005 IISc Bangalore attack, was arrested along with another LeT suspect along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya.

had allegedly masterminded a major terror network from Kerala by recruiting youths from the state and sending them to PoK for training.

Nazir had also plotted the twin bomb blasts at two major bus stations in the crowded Mavoor Road in Kozhikode in October 2003 in which two persons, including a police constable sustained injuries.

His alleged involvement in the blasts cropped up based on information provided by Halim, a native of Kannur, who was
arrested in connection with the District Collectorate bomb blast in Ernakulam earlier this year.

A Special Investigation Team had been formed to probe the terror related cases in Kerala. PTI

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