Indian in suspected Austria temple plot remanded in custody

One of four Indian men arrested last week in Austria suspected of having planned an attack on an Indian religious gathering, has been remanded in custody, the prosecution announced today.

Vienna: One of four Indian men arrested last
week in Austria suspected of having planned an attack on an
Indian religious gathering, has been remanded in custody, the
prosecution announced today.

Austrian police had arrested the four on Wednesday at a
lecture given by an Indian guru at a temple in
Oberwaltersdorf, south of Vienna.

The national security and counter-terrorism bureau
suspected them of planning an attack on the gathering, which
had attracted some 800 faithful, according to media reports.

Moreover, a link with a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple
in Vienna last year "cannot be ruled out," the prosecution
said at the time.

The four men were thought to belong to the Khalistan
Zindabad Force (KZF), a separatist group seeking the creation
of a Sikh state in India`s Punjab state.

The main suspect will now remain in custody for 14 days,
the prosecution said.

The three other men were released on Friday for lack of
evidence.

-PTI

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