Arrested terror suspect Viqaruddin Ahmed allegedly wanted to eliminate Sangh Parivar leaders and more policemen, accusing the Sangh leaders of being responsible for 2007 Mecca Masjid blast here and to avenge the killing of Muslims in police firing after the blasts, according to investigators.
Twenty-nine year old Viqaruddin Ahmed alias Viqar, who had remained elusive after attacking police personnel, in which two policeman were killed in Hyderabad city in December 2008 was arrested along with five of his associates from a location here on Wednesday.
Viqar was particularly angry over the incident that had unfolded soon after the Mecca Masjid blast on May 18, 2007, when the police opened fire on a mob, resulting in the death of five Muslims, a senior police officer said.
Nine persons lost their lives in the blast.
"I decided to take revenge against police personnel and to eliminate Sangh Parivar because I felt Sangh Parivar was responsible for the blast in Mecca Masjid," Viqar reportedly told investigators.
"Viqar treated the Sangh Parivar as the prime enemy. Besides, he wanted to kill more policemen as part of his further plans," the police officer told PTI.
The police officer further said Dr Mohammed Haneef, a native of Ahmedabad who later shifted to Hyderabad and became an active member of Tehreek-Gaiba-e-Islam (TGI) and was arrested along with Viqar, had aided Viqar in his activities besides sheltering him in Hyderabad as well as in Ahmedabad.
Investigators found that Haneef, who claimed to be a doctor, was actually a quack and allegedly obtained his BAMS degree through fake certificates from Ahmedabad and practised as a physician in Musheerabad here, the police officer said.
Viqar Wanted to Kill Sangh Parivar Leaders: Police
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