NIA to probe into plot to target MPs, MLAs by terror suspects

Bangalore: The probe into the alleged plot to target politicians including MPs, MLAs and also some journalists by 15 terror suspects belonging to LeT and HuJI who were nabbed by city police, has been handed over to the National Investigative Agency, a top police official said.

"The investigation into the plot which was foiled by the arrest of terror suspects has been handed over to the NIA recently", City Police Commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji told PTI.

It was handed over to the NIA and "it had national ramifications", he said. All the terror suspects, including a journalist of an English daily, were arrested from Hubli and Bangalore between August 28 and September 3 by police, who claim to have foiled a plot to target MPs, MLAs and reporters in Karnataka.

A foreign-made 7.65 mm pistol, seven rounds of ammunition and other equipment were seized from them.