Four accomplices of LeT militant Nazir held in Kerala
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 12:59
Kannur: Four more persons have been taken into custody by Kerala police for their alleged links with suspected LeT militant T Nazir, who is being questioned in Bangalore in connection with various terror-related cases in the southern states, police said on Thursday.

The Special Investigating Team, which is probing the terror-related cases in Kerala, rounded up Muthalib and Afasal today and Rahnaz and Sharfuddin last night, they said.

With their arrest, the number of those held has gone upto five as Shamir, said to be an accomplice of Nazir, was arrested near here yesterday.

The four were nabbed as per information provided by Nazir, who along with another suspected militant Shafaz, were arrested by Bangladesh Rifles along Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya and subsequently handed over to the BSF on December 2.

They were brought to Bangalore for questioning. Kerala police too have sent their personnel to the IT capital to interrogate Nazir, who hails from that state.

The four reportedly attended camps organised by Nazir at Neerchal as part of recruitment drive for carrying out subversive activities in parts of the country.

Shamir was taken into custody by Karnataka police from his house at Poovam near Taliparamba in the district yesterday.

Both Nazir and Shafaz were being questioned in connection with various incidents of terror in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, police said.


First Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 12:59

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