Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police have sought
ten days custodial interrogation of alleged "terror operative"
and founder of militant outfit Tahreek Galba-e-Islam (TGI),
Viqaruddin Ahmed and five of his associates.
OCTOPUS, the counter-terrorism wing of state police,
which is probing the role of Viqar and his associates in the
alleged "terror acts", filed a petition in a local court
seeking their police custody for a period of 10 days for the
purpose of investigation and to elicit some facts which the
accused are aware of, official sources said today.
The twenty-nine-year-old Viqar, who was elusive since
December 2008 after attacking police personnel here in which
two policeman were killed and as many injured, was arrested
along with five of his associates last month.
Viqar and his associates are presently in judicial
According to police, Viqar is also responsible for
killing a police constable in Ahmedabad in 2007, during a
combat with police when alleged TGI members attempted a bank
"Viqar started as a property offender and indulged in
robberies and vehicle thefts from 2003 and used this money to
procure weapons and support (terror) acts," a police officer