Viqaruddin taken to Ahmedabad for further investigation

Last Updated: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 22:05

Hyderabad: A special team of Andhra Pradesh
police has taken "terror operative" and founder of militant
outfit Tahreek Galba-e-Islam (TGI), Viqaruddin Ahmed to
Ahmedabad, as part of further investigations into his "terror
acts", officials sources said today.

Viqar, who is presently under police custody, was taken
to Ahmedabad yesterday while five of his associates (who are
in police custody) were being interrogated in Hyderabad
itself, a senior police officer said.

Viqaruddin Ahmed alias Viqar, 29, who was elusive since
December 2008 after attacking police personnel here in which
two cops were killed and as many injured, was arrested along
with five of his associates last month.

According to police, Viqar, who is also responsible for
killing a police constable in Ahmedabad in 2007, had taken
shelter in Ahmedabad for the past few years and used to come
down to Hyderabad prior to anniversary of Mecca Masjid blast
and attacked the cops to avenge the police firing on Muslims.

Five persons were killed in police firing, after police
fired on "protesting" crowds soon after the blasts in the
historic Mecca Masjid that occurred on May 18, 2007, while
nine others lost their lives in the blast.

Investigators intend to ascertain as to how the
conspiracy was hatched and also want to know the source of
firearms, weapons and logistic support the accused (Viqar and
his aides) got in carrying out their activities.


First Published: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 22:05

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