LeT militant Nazir, Shafaz brought to Kochi for questioning
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 20:15
Kochi: Karnataka Police on Sunday brought suspected LeT militant T Nazir and his accomplice Shafaz here from Kannur for further questioning in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blasts.

The duo were brought to the Police club here amidst tight security and are likely to be taken to Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district either tonight or tomorrow, police said.

Nazir, during questioning, had admitted to have sourced the explosives used during the 2008 blast from Perumbavoor, they said, adding that Kerala Police has seized the vehicle in which the explosives were transported to Bangalore.

Earlier, Karnataka Police had questioned the owner of the shop from where about 200 kg of Ammonium nitrate had been stolen for the Bangalore blasts.

The two were brought here after two days of questioning at Kannur and Kozhikode.

Meanwhile, DGP Jacob Punnose held discussions with state home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at nearby Aluva.

Balakrishnan later told reporters at Aluva that Kerala Police was providing all support to their Karnataka counterpart in the investigation.

"We tried to get the accused from the Shillong court on a production warrant to question the duo in the case relating to attempt on life of late chief minister E K Nayanar. But by then the court had handed over the accused to Karnataka," he said.

The minister said the state government realised the seriousness of the network of terror groups, including LeT in Kerala, after four Keralites were killed in an encounter at Kashmir.


First Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 20:15

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