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IM Men Held for Pune Blasts, Attacks Foiled: Delhi Police
With the arrest of three terrorists belonging to banned Indian Mujahideen, Delhi Police today claimed to have solved Pune blast in August and also averted terror strikes in the national capital and Bihar during upcoming festive season.

At a press conference, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar termed the arrest of Asad Khan (33), Imran Khan (31) and Syed Feroze (38) as a major breakthrough and claimed that their plans to carry out strikes in Delhi and a temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya during the Dusehra and Diwali festivals have been foiled.

Asad, who is a recruiter, motivator and ideologue of the IM, and Imran were arrested on September 26 from their hideout in Pul Prehladpur in south Delhi while Firoze (38) was apprehended from Nizamuddin Railway station five days later.

The Commissioner said that during the interrogation of Syed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, one of the main accused in 26/11, leads had surfaced that some of the terror groups of Indian Mujahideen were planning to carry out more attacks.

Jundal also claimed during interrogation that one of the founders of Indian Mujahideen terror group, Fayaz Kaghzi, a resident of Beed in Maharashtra, was coordinating the terror strikes from a West Asian country.

The Commissioner claimed that Kagzhi had been in touch with the three terrorists, who were remanded to police custody till October 17 by a Delhi court.

The Pune blasts were to avenge the murder of IM operative Qateel Siddique in Yervada Jail on June eight and the initial plan was to target Mumbai or the prison but later this was changed due to logistical reasons, Kumar said.

Asad is a computer expert and has done his diploma. He tried to set up a computer shop but as it did not do well, he allegedly turned to militancy, Kumar said.

They were allegedly directed by top operatives of the outfit Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal.

Five kg of explosive materials, ten detonators and other articles were recovered from them.

"It was the Bhatkals who asked one Raju Bhai to arrange hideouts for the trio," Kumar said.

Police have prepared sketches of Raju Bhai and two others who were allegedly wanted in Pune blasts and are yet to be arrested.

"The Indian Mujahideen militants received their finances through hawala transactions. This module had received Rs three lakh from their mentors based abroad through hawala operators.

"Later, on the instructions of Iqbal and Riyaz Bhatkal, they came to Delhi for causing blasts," Kumar said.
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8/D-173
Oct 13, 2012
11:56 PM

Ramki,

>> Leave all that.....condemn the acts of violence and hatred perpetrated on non muslim religious minorities.

Is that your response to my comment: "Ideally Muslim religious and political leaders should condemn these men as being enemies of India's Muslims, but this may be difficut in view of all those innocent Muslims who were charged and later acquitted in the past"? Do you have anything to offer except naked hatred? Underlying all your moronic comments addressed to me and to other Muslim commentators is the single grouch, "How dare these Muslims participate in "our" forum?"

 

Anwaar, Dallas
7/D-148
Oct 13, 2012
10:25 PM

 Anwaar >> Ideally Muslim religious and political leaders should condemn these men as being enemies of India's Muslim

Leave all that.. Will India's Muslim leaders (so called elite minority who get rich in name of representing a large minority) condemn the acts of violence and hatred perpetrated on non muslim religious minorities in 1) Theocratic republic of Pakistan 2) Islamic republic of Bangladesh 3) In Secular India, in state of Jammu and Kashmir where hundreds of thousands of non muslims are refugees driven out of home land and unable to return, last 23 years ?

Ramki, Delhi
6/D-30
Oct 13, 2012
03:25 AM

>> but this may be difficut in view of all those innocent Muslims who were charged and later acquitted in the past

But that doesn't mean they are innocent, right? I mean a single judge, 20 years later, without hearing their side, might pronounce them guilty.

Per the sicko rules, such Kangaroo justice is more important than a proper trial.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
5/D-75
Oct 12, 2012
04:51 PM

There are Moslems in India and in the rest of the world, whose views are typical of the majority of Moslems, like Nasar Ahmed. They feel that all Islamic terrorism is a conspiracy of Hindus, Jews and the CIA to frame Moslems, thus shield the real perpetrators who are Hindu in this case. The Mumbai attack in November 2008 is still seen as a conspiracy to eliminate a certain high profile policeman, who was on the trail of some Hindu organisation. Going by this theory, Kasab is really an RSS, Mossad trained terrorist. Believe it or not, a large number of Moslems actually maintain this.

Varun Shekhar, Toronto
4/D-33
Oct 12, 2012
09:53 AM

I condemn these men for planning ghastly attacks in Delhi/Bihar Thank you... Interesting links between these men though..... !!!

He tried to set up a computer shop but as it did not do well, he allegedly turned to militancy

Sorry. ?? Did I read it correct ?

Sangeetha, Chennai
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