Terror suspect allegedly had role in the Pune blasts in last August

Police have decided to seek information from their Delhi counterparts regarding investigation into the arrest of a terror suspect, Syed Maqbool, for his alleged role in the Pune blasts in August. He was the fifth person held for the incident.

The Delhi police had picked up Maqbool from his rented house at Shaheennagar on the city suburbs last week.

“We will seek an investigation report from the Delhi Police into Maqbool’s arrest through our counter intelligence cell,” City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said at a press conference here on Monday.

Maqbool was convicted for life in connection with a murder case in 2004 and was released from jail in 2009 after commutation of his sentence from the High Court.

Fidayeen attack

Maqbool was also alleged to be an associate of Azam Ghori, killed in an encounter with the police in Karimnagar district in 2000.

On October 26, the Delhi Police had claimed that the Indian Mujahideen terrorists were planning to carry out a fidayeen attack at Bihar's Bodh Gaya to avenge “atrocities” against Muslims in Myanmar after it had arrested Maqbool from Hyderabad.

Maqbool, a fruit-seller, allegedly taught the suspected IM terrorists the method of making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Police had further claimed that on the instructions of IM's Riyaz Bhatkal, a fugitive believed to be in Pakistan, Maqbool helped a suspected IM terrorist Imran.


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