Bangalore: In continuing crackdown on the "terror module" busted in Karnataka, city police have arrested a youth in Hyderabad with alleged links to Lashkar and HuJI, taking the number of those detained in this connection to 12.
21-year old Obedulla-Ur-Rehman was arrested in Hyderbad on Friday on the basis of information given by the 11 terror suspects taken into custody in Hubli and Bangalore earlier this week, Police Commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji told reporters here.
"Obedulla-Ur-Rehman along with others had conspired to kill two corporators and one prominent leader of a Hindu organisation of Hyderabad," Mirji said.
With this, the number of arrests made in connection with the unearthing of the terror module had risen to 12, he said.
City police on August 29 arrested 11 persons -- six from Bangalore and five from Hubli -- with alleged links to Lashkar-e-Taiba and HuJI and claimed to have foiled their plan to target MPs, legislators and mediapersons besides leader of a Hindu outfit.
Police have so far seized one foreign made 7.65 mm pistol along with seven cartridges, 16 mobiles, 8 SIM cards, 4 ATM cards, three pen drives, two laptops, one motorcycle, one dagger, seven Jihadi books, maps of Chennai, India, Iran and Urdu newspaper clippings from the 11 who have been remanded to 14 days police custody by a court.
Mirji said the laptops and mobile phones seized from the arrested has been sent to Forensic laboratory for analysis.
He said police were collecting more information about the handlers of those arrested, believed to be in Saudi Arabia.
A special team constituted to investigate the case was interrogating the arrested, who included a journalist, a doctor and a scientist with Defence Research Development Organisation.


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