Bangalore: The interrogation of the 11 terror suspects with Lashkar-e-Toiba and HuJI links, who were arrested on Thursday from Bangalore and Hubli, has revealed that apart from politicians and journalists, the Kaiga nuclear plant and important naval installations were also on their radar.
A student from Hyderabad was also picked up today in connection with the same probe.
According to a DNA report, the terror module was aiming to target the Seabird naval base in Karwar.
It has also come to light that most of the instructions and directions to the module members were being given from handlers based in Saudi Arabia via Skype – Internet based telephony – to avoid coming under the scanner of intelligence agencies.
Among the arrested 11 persons were a journalist and a DRDO scientist named Aijaz Ahmed Mirza.
Mirza was working as junior research fellow at the Centre for Air Borne Systems in Bangalore, which is involved the Airborne Early Warning & Control programme.
Sources said Mirza had access to a number of systems, sub-systems and technologies designed, developed and tested at CABS. He could have transferred vital information on the project to the terror outfits, agencies fear.
First Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 11:40